Irene Mourisse


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Posted Online: April 21, 2013, 8:39 pm
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Irene E. Mourisse, 94, of Moline, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Colona. Visitation is Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at church. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.
Irene was born on Nov. 25, 1918, in Moline, the daughter of Leon and Emma Covemaker Mourisse.
She was raised and worked on the family farm in East Moline until moving to Moline in the 1960s. She then worked at Peters Bakery in Moline for 12 years before its closing.
Irene was a life member of Sacred Church, Moline, East End Club, Friends Circle Club and Travel Ladies. She enjoyed her many years at Crosstown Square.
Survivors include her nieces, Doris Gardner, Marie Brobston and Sr. Kathleen Mourisse; nephews, Gary Slavish, David Mourisse, Gene Mourisse, Steve Mourisse, Jon McFarlane and Leslie McFarlane; and many great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Margaret and Anne; brother, Fred; nieces, Janice and Julie; and nephew, James Tank.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at deroofuneralhome.com.












 



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