Irene passed away peacefully on June 7, 2012 at the age of 94 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born in Minneapolis, MN on April 28th, 1918, to the late Jewell and Joseph Gaspard. Wedded to the late Joseph Louis Bolduc on July 29th, 1939, they celebrated 44 wonderful years of marriage. She and Joe moved the family to Phoenix in 1961. Her 4 siblings Jerome, Ray, Bernice and Jack preceded her in death as did a grandson John Paul Rogers. Irene was a devout Catholic and a devoted mother. She was always so proud of her 7 children. She is survived by 4 sons Jerry Bolduc (Terry), Ray Bolduc (Cindy), Bill Bolduc (Linda) and Steve Bolduc (Mimi); 3 daughters Jacque Rogers (Jim), Marianne Brown (Bob) and Rosemary Davin (Rick); two sister in laws: Loys Bolduc and Katie Foss; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren, with one on the way. Irene loved to play bridge, crochet and spend time with her extended family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her children would like to thank all of her caregivers over the past 10 years for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley 1510 E Flower Street Phoenix, AZ 85014 or Alzheimer’s Association 1028 E. McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85006. Funeral service to be held in the Mausoleum at St. Francis Cemetery 2033 N. 48th St. Phoenix, AZ. Thursday June 14, 2012 at 9:00 am, with a reception to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney Murphy Funeral Home and Post Scripts by Posey.
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