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Obituary: Irene Jeannette Harris (Marye Jeanne Laurin), 67

Oct 10, 2017 11:26PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Irene Jeannette "Jan" Harris (Lambert)

LOWELL, MA--Irene Jeannette Harris (Marye Jeanne Laurin) 67, died peacefully at her home Saturday, October 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her devoted husband, James M Harris, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Irene was born in Austin Texas on July 24, 1950, and was the beloved adopted daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Laurin.

Irene worked as a store keeper for Raytheon for 22 years. Her true passion was operating her ice cream truck, 'Mama Jasons' during the summer months. She was an incredibly generous and giving person that was always willing to lend a helping hand, and often she would give free ice cream to children who could not afford one, just to bring a smile to their face. Irene loved spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren which is where her most cherished memories were created.

Along with her husband, James, she is survived by and will be deeply missed by her three children, James M Harris Jr of Derry NH, Jennifer A Harris and longtime companion Ryan C Brady of Lowell, and Jason J Harris and his partner Arturo Mendez of Lowell, daughter in law Christie Harris of Goffstown, NH her sister Theanna Gauthier of Lowell, sister in law Linda Tabor of Lowell, her 9 grandchildren, Brianna, James III, Xavier, Gavin, Jordan, Sheamus, Sarah, Zoey, Mateo, and her two great grandchildren Braiden and Amara along with many nieces and nephews.

Irene is now happily reunited with her loving grandson Jared J Harris whom she truly adored. 

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to join the family on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12 noon for a graveside service at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irene's name to the Fresenius Kidney Care Lowell; 847 Rogers Street; Ste, 101; Lowell, MA 01852. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home.”
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