Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA


Irene Saltzman

November 30, 1941August 25, 2020

Irene (Vital) Saltzman, 78, of Dartmouth, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 after a brief illness. She was the wife of Michael Saltzman and the daughter of the late Manuel and Belmira Vital.

Irene is survived by her husband, two precious cats, Molly and Charlie; two sons, Joey Mello and Jeffrey Mello of New Bedford; two sisters, Elsie Barboza and her husband Richard and Lorraine Vital, both of Dartmouth. Irene was predeceased in death by her beloved brother, Donald Vital and her beloved daughter in law, Amber Mello. She was the grandmother of Camden, Jordan Mello and Amanda Mello of New Bedford; three great-grandchildren, one godchild, Sandra Barboza; brother-in-law Henry Saltzman and his wife Patricia and several nieces and nephews.

Irene was a graduate of Our Lady Mount Carmel and New Bedford High School. She worked as a teacher’s aide at Hannigan and Parker Schools. She also worked at Zayre and Ames (Department Stores) until her retirement. Irene was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting with her sister Elsie. The height of her activities was shopping, which she enjoyed immensely.

At this time, the family would like to thank Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys Company of Fall River; Doctor Jennifer Kabak who cared for Irene unconditionally. Their kindness and compassion extended to Irene and her family improved the quality and dignity of her life so well deserved.

At the family’s request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Arthritis Foundation, 1255 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309.

There will be no wake or viewing. In accordance with her wishes, she was cremated.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, New Bedford. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. www.waring-sullivan.com


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


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Christine Cordeiro

September 15, 2020

Dear Family:

Our heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

May your beloved sister Rest In Peace.


Joseph and Christine Cordeiro

Theresa (Macedo) Souza

August 29, 2020

Lorraine and Elsie. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I have fond memories of her and times that we all shared together.
Theresa Macedo Souza

David Lima

August 28, 2020

My deepest condolences. I know she will be missed.
Cousin David

Betsy Frost

August 28, 2020

Mike - I was very sorry to hear of Irene's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you.


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