Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Mrs. Irene J. Isherwood

July 16, 1922June 18, 2019

Irene Jeannette Isherwood, age 96, passed away, June 18, 2019 at Sippican Health Care Center in Marion, MA. She was the wife of the late Herbert William Isherwood. She was the daughter of the late John and Ida (Quintin) Sillery.

Mrs. Isherwood was a 1940 graduate of New Bedford High School and attended Kinyon Campbell Secretarial School. She was a homemaker. Irene was a choir member at both Our Lady of Fatima and St Mary Parishes and was a women’s guild member at St. Mary’s New Bedford. She enjoyed knitting and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by a son Arnold Isherwood and his wife Suzie of California, four daughters; Amy Harrington and her husband Eddie of Rochester, MA, Susan Isherwood and her partner Karen of California, Sarah Barros and her husband Paul of Florida and Ilene Isherwood of New Bedford, 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Irene was predeceased by a brother Rev. Arnold Sillery.

Irene’s private funeral services are in the care of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA. For tributes: www.rock-funeralhome.com


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Mrs. Irene J. Isherwood

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Vickie Pereira

June 25, 2019

My deepest sympathies to you and your family

Melissa Kelly

June 22, 2019

My friend Mrs Isherwood.we spent many years together not only as a client but a friend ..my personal diary ..I’m blessed with all of our talks laughs.. all of your advice ..talks of your childhood ..hair doos ..make up ..and I even got u to paint your nails red☺️..it broke my heart when your health and mind started to decline..I will always hold a special place in my heart for you.Im happy knowing you are in eternity now with the love I’ve your life..
until we meet again my friend,
Love always,Melissa

Jason Isherwood

June 21, 2019

Dear Grandma,

I am so sorry I didn’t visit or call more often. My lasting memories of you will forever stay in my heart and soul. Tell grandpa that we all love and miss him. We will see you on the other side.

All of our love,


Gail Lyonnais

June 19, 2019

To Irene's Family,
I am heartbroken that my friend, Irene, has passed. Over the past several months, we have shared many an evening at Sippican while I visited with my Mom. Your mother is kind, loving and a beautiful, graceful lady. I am honored to have been in her company. We shared stories and oh, she loved to communicate in French! We shared many laughs and her soft-spoken voice was comforting to me. You are so blessed to have a wonderful Mother. Sending prayers your way. God bless you all. Gail Lyonnais