Irene G. Cross, 90, of US Route 9 in Lewis passed away Sunday April 24, 2016 at her home with her family and Rev. Fred Shaw by her side. She was born in Lewis on March 17, 1926 daughter of the late Benjamin and Molly (Tracy) Carson.
Irene loved making wedding and birthday cakes. She was known for making her potato salad and pies. Irene loved to work outside in her flower and vegetable garden. She enjoyed working with her husband “Babe” in the woods. She helped many families when needed. Irene worked on Lewis Election suppers for many years.
Irene is survived by her children; Louella Jane and her husband Paul Hodgdon of Homer, Alaska, Judy M. Gardner of Halfmoon, Kathy McClurg and her husband Tom of Hillsdale, Tracy C. Cross of Lewis and his fiance Pricilla Sullivan of Voorheesville, one sister; Elizabeth Cross of Lewis, seven grandchildren; Paula Cooper, Marlena Hodgdon, Anna VanHuizen, Debbie Beaulieu, Jason Cross, Tania Beaulieu, Lance Cross, fourteen great grandchildren, one great great grandson, several nieces and nephews, and a special niece Betty Cross Burke and her son Dean. Irene is predeceased by her husband Lewellyn “Babe” Cross, one son, Thurman L. Cross, granddaughter Jodie M. Gardner, son in law John L. Gardner, and nine siblings; Benjamin Carson, Ross Carson, Robert Carson, Pat Carson, Anthony Carson, Ruth Ball, Margie Coonrod, Vergery Benway and Martha Cornwright.
Calling hours will be from 1:00 – 3:00 and 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday April 27, 2016 at Marvin-Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court Street, Elizabethtown. A Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday April 28, 2016 at Lewis Congregational Church. Burial will follow in the Lewis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations in Irene’s memory may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital or First Congregational Church in Lewis.
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