• Irlene R. Huntington
    December 21,2013

    Irlene R. Huntington

    Irlene R. Huntington


    EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. — Irlene (aka “Snooks”) Rose (Mears) Huntington, 72, of East Longmeadow, passed away too soon on Dec. 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

    Irlene, daughter of the late Irl and Ruth (Hall) Mears, was born March 22, 1941, in Marshfield, Vt., where she lived until coming to Massachusetts with her sister, Marlene.

    Irlene worked as secretary to attorney William Buckley, of Springfield, Mass., as a proofreader at Equity Corp. in Orford, N.H., for Zero Corp. in Monson, Nancy’s Flower Depot in East Longmeadow, and, upon her “retirement” from Big Y in East Longmeadow, with her daughter, Sybil, for the last few years, providing top-notch housecleaning services to many residents in the Hampden area.

    Irlene was a “plant whisperer” and could make any plant grow anywhere. She loved spending time with her family, and especially being a grandmother to her grandsons, Scott and Kurt. She enjoyed taking people’s money at cards and socializing with friends over a beer or two. Her quirky sense of humor was sharp right to the end, including her appreciation of not having to go Christmas shopping this year. We loved her so much.

    In addition to her parents, she is reunited with her son, Preston Huntington, and her sister, Marlene (Mears) Johnson. Irlene will be missed here on Earth by all who knew her, especially her daughter, Sybil LaFlamme (Ken Fisher), of Hampden; brother, Richard Mears, of Barre, Vt.; grandsons, Scott and Kurt LaFlamme, of Hampden; niece, Tracy (Lou) Ligouri, of Endicott, N.Y.; and nephew, Herb (Helen) Johnson, of Wilbraham. We will all be together again someday.

    There will be no funeral service at Irlene’s request. Friends are invited to her rites of committal and interment, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Old Cemetery, Chapin Road, Hampden.

    In lieu of flowers, and if you are a smoker, please quit. If you aren’t a smoker, don’t start, and please make a donation to the American Lung Association.

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