CARIBOU – Irene Bernadette (Michaud) Caron, 87, wife of the late Paul L. Caron, died May 29, 2013, at the home of her son in Caribou, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 13, 1925, in Caribou, daughter of the late Abel and Maggie (Michaud) Michaud.
She was educated in the Caribou Schools and left school after she became sick with rheumatic fever. She married Paul Caron Oct. 26, 1944, and he predeceased her in 2010. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Her family was her life, and Christmas get togethers were her favorite time of year. Irene loved her Lord and Savior and was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Her faith never faltered and she was a faithful servant.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dana and Beverly Caron of Caribou and Glen and Myra Caron of Scarborough; sister, Jeannette Christensen of Terryville, Conn.; two granddaughters, Danielle Whitmore and husband, George, and Kristina Drinkall; grandson, Paul Caron and wife, Sheana; three great-grandsons, Tyler and Zachery Caron and George Whitmore; five great-granddaughters, Ashley and Alexis Drinkall and their father, Glenn Drinkall, Kemzen and Brandon Adams, and Kassidy and Haley Caron all of Caribou; three sisters-in-law, Germaine, Fern and Doris Michaud; many nieces and nephews; several special in-laws; and very special friend at Borderview Manor, Rita Kinney. The family extends a very special thank you to Ruth and Visiting Nurses of Aroostook. Without your care and compassion, we couldn’t have done it.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will be at Old Holy Rosary Cemetery. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.