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Irene M. LeRolland

1925 ~ 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Irene LeRolland Obituary

On May 19, 2023, Irene LeRolland died in the company of her two sons, Jacques and Bret.

Referred to by many as “A force of Nature”, Irene was vibrant and alert to the very end.

She reported suddenly feeling weak and her heart took its final beats a few hours later.

Earlier that same day she had her nails done and was on an outing at Hempstead Lake State Park.

Born in NYC to Irish and English immigrant parents she was the youngest of 5 children, and the only girl.

She was devoted to her mother, Maggie O’Donnell Marsh, with whom she had a close and loving relationship.

Irene met the love her life, Rene LeRolland, at a YMCA dance, just before the outbreak of WW2.

When Rene returned from the war, they were married and began a life together which spanned over 70 years.

Irene worked as an Executive Secretary for the President of Pullman Standard Rail Cars and Rene joined the ranks of the NYPD.

After she gave birth to their two cherished sons, Irene and Rene settled in her beloved Village of Malverne, NY to raise their family.

Irene was able to remain in her home at 185 Wicks Lane for 62 years, up to the time of her passing.

One of the greatest joys of her life was her relationship with her granddaughter, Emily LeRolland, with whom she shared a special bond.

She was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church where she served in the Rosary Altar Society.

She was a leading member of a group of parishioners who established and ran the OLL Church Thrift Store.

Irene had an active mind and was known for her quick wit.

A voracious reader, she was well known to the staff of Malverne Public Library.

Irene’s front door was open to all and her home was a gathering place for both her friends and those of her sons.

A Memorial Visitation will be held at Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home on August 18, 2023, from 7:00 until 9:00 PM.

There will be a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on August 19 at 11:00 AM.

Following the Mass there will be a lunch gathering, hosted by the LeRolland Family at River Mill Tavern, 100 Ocean Ave., Lynbrook starting at 12:30.

Those planning to attend the luncheon, please contact Bret LeRolland at 707.849.8989 to be included on the guest list.

 

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Friday
August 18, 2023

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home, Inc.
34 Hempstead Avenue (corner Peninsula Blvd.)
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Funeral Mass
Saturday
August 19, 2023

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
65 Wright Avenue
Malverne, New York 11565

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