Irene Parsons

PORTLAND — Irene Parsons, 93, of Denmark, died peacefully at Maine Medical Center on July 1, 2012, with her granddaughter, Jenifer, by her side.

Irene was born in Westbrook, on March 16, 1919, the daughter of Joseph and Armandine Forest Turgeon. She moved to Denmark in 1945. She was most happy when her children and grandchildren were around. She loved her family, bird watching, puttering in her yard, talking to her friends on the telephone, and her house, where she lived independently until her death.

She is survived by her sister Theresa McLaughlin of Portland; son Lawrence Parsons, of Brownfield; daughter Judy Transue, of Denmark, daughter Kathy Hemeon, of Center Conway, N.H., son Duane Parsons of Falls Church, Va.; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all. She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Everett Parsons, who died in 1987.

A private burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 8 Elm St. Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Denmark Congregational Church or the Denmark Arts Center.

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