Irene F. Beach

November 10, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  —  Irene F. Beach, 71, of Floyd Avenue, Rome, and formerly of Lowville, died Friday morning, Nov. 9, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Dan Tabolt officiating. Burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery. Calling hours are from 6 - 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at the funeral home. 

Irene was born April 10, 1941, in Albion, N.Y., a daughter of Frances Marolf Hamlin, and was adopted at the age of 18 months by Gladys and Cyrus Church, whom she called Mom and Dad.

She graduated from Lowville Academy in 1959, and married Amasa Larkins on Sept. 1, 1959.

Irene worked as a nurse’s aide for Carthage Area Hospital during the 1970s until the mid-1980s. After many years, the marriage Amasa Larkins ended in divorce. She married Louis Simmons. He later died. She married David Beach, who passed away shortly after their marriage.

Irene loved crafts.

Surviving are two children, James Cyrus Larkins, Lowville, and Vanessa Boshart, Thomson, Ga.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ada Drelick, Lowville, and Shirley and Ronald Youngs, Castorland; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; an aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A daughter, Joan Louise Larkins, died shortly after birth.

Contributions may be made to Lewis County Humane Society, P. O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367; or to the Children’s Miracle Network of Northern New York, 830 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

Condolences may be made online at .

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.