CARIBOU – Irene Plourde, 88, wife of the late Oneil Plourde, died April 5, 2009, in Van Buren. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Caribou, daughter of the late Dominick and Yvonne (Sanfacon) Fournier. Mrs. Plourde was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was a member of Ladies of St. Anne. She was also a member of Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Joan Ouellette of Killingworth, Conn., Marlene and Hubert Keaton of Caribou, Alice and Robert Ouellette of Stockholm, Patsy and Patrick Levesque, Helen and Steve Haines, and Ann and Paul Morin, all of Caribou and Susan Petrencik of Lisbon Falls; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Nelson and Anna Plourde of Agawam, Mass., Norman Plourde of Stockholm, Francis and Diane Plourde of Jefferson, Tommy and Debbie Plourde of Old Orchard Beach and Jimmy and Jolene Plourde of Millinocket; one brother, Joseph Fournier of Connecticut; four sisters, Gloria, Viola, Theresa and Bernice; 32 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Plourde was predeceased by her husband in 2005; a granddaughter, Gail Keaton Barker; and a daughter-in-law, Shirley Plourde. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Clement Thibodeau officiating. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. After the service all are invited to the parish hall for a time of fellowship and refreshment. For online register, please go to