Irene Regina Gallant

13 December, 19291 November, 2020

Rumford-Irene R. Gallant, passed away November 1, 2020 with her loving family by her side. She was born December 13, 1929 in Upton, Maine daughter of Wilfred and Ida (Lemay) Richard. She was married June 12, 1949 to her devoted husband Ivon and spent 69 beautiful years with him until his passing January 10, 2018. With Ivon she enjoyed years of wintering in Florida, spending summers at Cathedral Pines Camping, and watching her grandchildren grow into wonderful adults. Irene was also an avid crafter and donated many afghan, slippers etc to Rumford Hospital and Rumford Group Home. Surviving Irene are her five children Janice and Jim Melton Bangor, Maine, Robert and Fay Gallant Wheelock, Vermont, Donna and Lee Hamann Rumford, Maine, Michael and Cindy Rumford, Maine, Barry Gallant and Tara Cahalin Chalfont, PA. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Donald Richard from New Sharon, Maine


  • Services will be Private.


Irene Regina Gallant

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Famah Baron

14 November 2020

I only knew you for a short while but you were a great neighbor. You made us feel at home from the moment we moved in upstairs. I'm grateful for the 2 years we had with you. You are missed. Love Fay and family.

Heidi Thibeault

9 November 2020

Our family was sadden by the news of the loss of Irene . We loved both Ivon and Irene they were wonderful people so I bet they are so happy to be together again. Our deepest sympathy to all the family . 🙏🏻

janice mckenna

7 November 2020

To the Family of Aunt Irene, She always had a willing smile and great conversation! It's so hard to lose a Mother, she's the glue that holds the family together. She and Uncle Ivon shared a beautiful, busy, life together. Cherish the memories!! Love and warm thoughts to all of you. Janice Mckenna

Jerri Steele

3 November 2020

Sincere condolences to all of your family. Irene was a very good, longtime friend. We have many wonderful memories with, your Mom and Dad. Jerri and Harold

David Nadeau

2 November 2020

Thoughts of my Aunt Irene have been many over the years thanks to a song that we all know and love "Goodnight Irene". A song that has been covered by more musicians than can easily be listed. A song I remember being played and sung often at all of our family gatherings. Every time I hear that song and believe it or not it is quite often, my thoughts go immediately to a very special aunt. I expect this is true for many members of our extended family whenever any of us hear this song.
Carol and I want to send our deepest sympathies to all of the Gallant family.

dee-ron touchette

2 November 2020

I first met you in passing many years ago making small talk as we were on our morning walks you going one way me the other way. Little did i know years later you were the mom of a my good friend now, an it was thru her i got to know you better and throw in a few laughs to boots. you were a nice kind person. you are a angel now .XOXO dee