Irene L. DeCoff


Irene L. DeCoff, 78, of Staffordville, Conn., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Hartford Hospital with her family beside her. She was born in Bangor, daughter of the late Wellington H. and Virginia L. (Dutton) Sargent.

Irene retired as an aide from the Mansfield State Training School. She enjoyed racing (especially watching her grandson Michael race), camping and, above all, spending time with her family.

Irene is survived by her three daughters, Laura Bennett and her husband, Herb, Sherri Heroux, and Kim Blanchard and her husband, Bill, all of Stafford Springs, Conn.; seven grandchildren, Corey and Jessica Bennett, Crystal and Robert Butler, Michael and Lindsay Bennett, Sheree and Dustin Schold, Melissa and John LaFontaine, Jodi Heroux, and Nicole Blanchard; 14 great-grandchildren; 13 siblings, Stanley, Phillip, Pam, Dale, Peter, Boyd, Dwight, Andra, Kelly, Shawna, Gene, Paula and Wayne; four stepchildren and their families, Lori Sirois, Tim DeCoff, Shirley Hale and John Nelson; a special nephew, Douglas Sargent; her faithful companion/dog, Chloe; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Alan DeCoff; son, David Rolfe; stepmother, Natalie Sargent; and two brothers, Michael and Shane.

Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, Conn. Burial will follow in Stafford Springs Cemetery, Stafford Springs, Conn. Calling hours are on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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