Irene L. Schofield
Irene L. Schofield, 62, of Worcester Road,
Framingham, died in her home on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
Born in Belleville, IL on
October 8, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Air Force veteran
W. Schofield, Jr. and the late Patricia A. (Murphy) Schofield. Irene was
raised in Ipswich, a 1975 graduate of Whittier Vocational Technical
School. She went on to serve three
in the U.S. Army Special Forces
in Shape, Belgium.
her honorable discharge she went to work
NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, part of the first Space Shuttle mission,
a communication technician. She later went on to work
several years on the Army “Star Wars” program in Colorado.
very active in serving homeless and disabled veterans. She volunteered
hours and days at the Veterans Hospital in Bedford and will forever be
remembered for her open door for her fellow homeless and disabled
In her own time she enjoyed the peace of her home
crafts and playing her guitar.
She is survived by a son,
Anthony W. Lynch of Framingham; a brother, Lee W. Schofield III of Rowley;
three sisters Sharon L. Schofield of Boxford, Tracey Beaupre of Byfield,
Eileen M. Collins of Haverhill, Eva M. Schofield- Bishop of Strafford, NH;
three nephews; three nieces and special friend Mike Mulcahy of Framingham.
Her funeral service with Military Honors will be held 11 am Thursday,
September 26 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Wednesday
5 to 8 pm.
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