Irene M. Franklin, 90, of East Hartford, Conn. more recently of Hartford, Conn. passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 7, 2015. Irene was born on October 19, 1924 in Berlin, a daughter of the late Jules and Rose (Vaillancourt) Montminy. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Franklin.
Irene is survived by her sisters Lillian Cyr, of Berlin, Cecil Roy of Enfield, Conn., Pauline Houle of Berlin, and Jeanette Goudreau of Gorham, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Irene is predeceased by her son Robert Franklin of East Hartford, Conn.
She is also predeceased by four brothers Aime Montminy and Lucien Montminy of Berlin. Ernest Montminy of Aurora, Ill. and Edward (Pete) Montminy of Enfield, Conn. Two sisters, Doris Montminy and Beatrice (Montminy) Bertin of Berlin.
A Funeral Liturgy will be held on September 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 36 Cambridge Dr., East Hartford, CT with burial to follow immediately in Hillside Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford CT 06108 is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com