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MCLERNON, Irene Simard Porter

MCLERNON, Irene Simard Porter

McLERNON - Irene Simard
Age 101, May 16, 2017, peacefully at her home in Gilbert, AZ. Irene's first husband, John E. Porter, died in 1966. They resided in Kenmore-Buffalo, NY for 25 years. She became the widow of Howard McLernon in 2001, who was an elementary school principal in the Kenmore/Tonawanda District. They resided in Kenmore and Safety Harbor, FL. Irene is survived by her daughter Deanna Porter (Bill) Gnadt of Gilbert, AZ; stepdaughters Gwen McLernon Crosson and Ellen McLernon Murray; granddaughter Christine Gnadt Eaton; two grandsons Kurt and Karl Gnadt and five great-grandchildren. Irene was the last survivor of nine Simard siblings. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend. Her cheerful disposition, ready laugh, hospitality and caring for and about others will be greatly missed by all. Goodnight Irene, we'll see you in our dreams! A Memorial Service will be held in Acacia Park Cemetery, North Tonawanda, NY, on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11 AM.

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