Irene T. Beliveau

June 5, 1927January 3, 2021
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Irene T. Beliveau – 93 years young passed away on January 3, 2021. She was a 50 year resident of Orlando, Florida but started her journey in life on June 5, 1927 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Irene’s Mother and Father were Amelia (Boldoc, Sherbrook, Canada, deceased) and Leo Hamel (Manchester, NH, deceased) and she has two deceased siblings, older brother Roger and younger sister Pauline, and a surviving younger sister Jacquiline Lyons, Manchester, NH. Irene has a number of surviving nieces and nephews and cousins in New Hampshire. She graduated from Central High School in Manchester in June 1945 and met the love of her life, Donald J. Beliveau at the Bedford Grove Roller Skating Rink on Sept. 1946. Their first date was Halloween night, Oct. 1946 and followed this up with marriage the following year on Sept. 1, 1947 at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Manchester, and Honeymooned in the White Mountains of NH. She is further survived by their son, Greg A. Beliveau (born in 1952, and family – more to come), this union created sometime during one of Don’s R&R’s during his call up of the Korean War (Donald was in the Air National Guard) and his detachment to making the dew line radar system in Canada. The small family of three, Don, Irene and Greg after 1952 made a life changing decision--they decided to stay in the USAF and make it a career--we then went on what Irene had dreamed since childhood, world travels. Irene mentioned this dream of hers many times of finding her a partner that could give her this gift, and she found him and never looked back. She had the blessing of living in Asia (Japan for 3 ½ years), Europe (2 ½ years), living on the west coast of the US - California in two cities, Merced and Fairfield; in the NW - Idaho; east coast the state of Maine, and finally Don’s favorite state Florida. She crossed the US 6 1/2 times, crossed the entire country of Canada by car, all via the time Don was in the Air Force and upon his retirement. They bought a house and Don went to work building Disney World in 1969.

Once the move to Florida and the her son moved on to college and marriage, she now had a daughter-in-law, Merrilee (Mimi) 1978, and then two granddaughters – Heather, (Married to Aaron Tutor, 2005), great granddaughters Madalyn and Annabelle, outside of Houston, Texas and granddaughter Danielle, (Married Karson Magamoll, 2009), three great grandsons, Keaton, Kaleb and Kolby, living in Lady Lake, Florida.

Irene and Don spent every spare moment and vacation enjoying life, charities, Knights of Columbus, cruising on ships (short hops or week-long ones), and their trips abroad: here is just a short list,

· Mexico

· North Africa

· England

· Ireland

· Scandinavia

· USSR (one month before it collapsed and became Russia), they went to Moscow, St. Petersburg

· Black Sea cruise

· Amazon River Cruise

· China

· Australia

· New Zealand

· Eastern Europe

Irene has a world map with all the locations identified.

When Don passed away 20 years ago Irene kept up her journeys... she, her sister and friends still went on travels abroad, she never slowed down. Hearing her tales of her experiences were always exciting, it kept her young.

She enjoyed and loved her sister Jackie, her love of her family; her son, daughter–in–law, Greg and Mimi never failed. She adored and loved her granddaughters, from the time they were born, trips to the beach, Disney, they held a special place in her heart. Irene sure loved her great grandchildren. Thankfully she got to share this last Thanksgiving with all those she dearly loved, her whole family. Irene, is now in the presence of her best friend and dance partner Don, dancing to the songs of glory and praise in the house of the Lord she prayed to daily and with the saint she held so dear Saint Jude.

Irene’s intention is if you feel the need please instead of flowers please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Commemorative Reception

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


Irene T. Beliveau

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January 17, 2021

Dear Greg,

I am not very good with spoken words, but I need to say that I will always remember all the kind, thoughtful and special things that your Mom, my sister, did for me.

As a child, I remember her sewing clothes for my dolls and making costumes for my school plays and roller skating shows.

She was in Japan when I got married and she arranged for a dressmaker to handmake an outfit for me. I had to make a drawing of the design I wanted, the kind and color of fabric and my measurements . The result was a beautiful one of a kind "Jackie Kennedy" dress and jacket. I still have it even though I have outgrown it.

When my four boys came along, Christmas and birthdays were never missed. No matter where in the world she was, a package always came with an outfit and toy.

When we took a family trip to Florida in 1976, She and your Dad treated us like royalty. Pop Shop cases and bringing us to all the sights in and around Orlando. We were at Disneyworld from the time they opened until the time they closed. The day we were there, some sort of special private party was going on with a later closing time and we were there for the "Electric Light Parade". This was the year of the bicentennial therefore everything was very special.
Your Mom and Dad started coming up every summer and your Dad would walk around the house finding things that needed fixing or repairs. They would tell me to make a list. I could not keep up with their projects. All to help me out. Then we would go away somewhere for a few days or week.

Then it was only your Mom coming. We still had projects. Hemming and ironing curtains, decorating the house, etc. And we still had travels. Sometimes just day trips, sometimes a few days, sometimes a couple of weeks. We shared both laughs and tears together.

She wanted me to move down to Florida, but I just could not. Family was here, job was here, Florida heat.

I will never forget your Mom and Dad always there for me.

Love, Jackie

Brian Kirk

January 16, 2021

Goodnight Irene.
We will always miss you and your yearly visits to NH.

There was always good times and laughs with many stories to talk about for years to come.

I never met anyone quite like my Aunt Irene and I'm sure I never will. She was truly one of a kind.

Rest in peace but never stop dancing.

We miss you,

Martha cloutier Rouillard

January 14, 2021

Aunt Itene we thought you would live forever and thankful that you lived a long and happy life . I remember getting gifts from you it was nice and not a coloring book and crayons you were my favorite aunt love you and going to miss you terribly

Peggy Cooney

January 12, 2021

Getting to know Irene and spending time with her was a privilege and a gift. I will treasure all the fun times we had and be forever grateful for her love and friendship. Rest in God’s eternal peace, Memerre

Cindy Brigham

January 12, 2021

I spent a lot of time with Irene on her visits to NH. She, Jackie and I had some good trips to Maine, Washington, DC, Boston and NY City. We had some good times with lots of laughs. I have a lot of fond memories of your mom. I am very sorry for your loss! I know how much she loved and missed Don. I knew him as well. When I think of them I see them walking hand in hand together in the heavens. I hope the memories of her and them bring you comfort in these days of grief.

danielle Magamoll

January 12, 2021

Memerre with her granddaughters and great grandchildren

Cat Reel

January 7, 2021

Steve and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. I am sure she was very proud of her loving family and, now joining her dear husband, is watching over you.


Berchtesgaden Germany, August 1967


17 mile drive Monterey California, September 1, 1958


Hokone Japan travel buddies


Berchtesgaden Germany, August 1967


17 mile drive Monterey California, September 1, 1958


Hokone Japan travel buddies


Charlottenburg Castle, Berlin Germany 1967


Miami Beach November 1, 1955 On trip enroute to California.


Sub Group that went on the three Gorges and Yangtze River trip. During the China trip August-September 1999.