On Sunday, June 6, 2021, Irene A. (Rancourt) Lavallee, 76, died peacefully with her husband of 57 years, James (Jim) G. Lavallee Jr. and only child, Heather (Lavallee) Finch by her side. She also leaves behind her son-in-law, W. John Finch and granddaughters, Molly and Ashley, who loved to make her laugh, and older brother Armand Rancourt of Pawtucket, RI. She was the youngest child of the late Raymond Rancourt and late Eva (Perrault) Rancourt. Preceding her in death were also her brother Arthur Rancourt and sister, Theresa.
Irene was born in Massachusetts on March 2, 1945, grew up in Central Falls, RI and lived in Pawtucket, RI until retiring to Port Orange, FL 20 years ago. There, she and Jim enjoyed daily walks, going to Walt Disney World and socializing at bingo and other community activities with the many friends they made there. She also learned to paint with watercolors and created many works of beautiful art. She carried a prayer journal, wrote down every prayer request she was given and prayed for each without fail.
She will be forever remembered for her long, animated, humorous story-telling that caused many friends and family to experience belly-aching, side-splitting, breath-stopping laughter. She loved to cook and bake and she was extraordinary at both.
In lieu of flowers, make someone smile and commit to praying intentionally, for a request someone has asked you to pray for.