Irene C. (Saloio) Methe, 94, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 2, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Ludlow on July 3, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Armelin and Luciana (Ribeiro) Saloio. Irene was kind and generous to everyone she encountered and she had an exceptional sense of humor. She was a loving member of the family; always there to support and lend a hand. She was an exceptional cook and seamstress and took joy in gathering her family together for meals. She was a communicant of the former St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Ludlow. She spent most of her life in Ludlow and Belchertown before moving to Gill, MA where she lived with her daughter Janice and son-in-law Rick. Irene is survived by her 4 children Robert Methe and his wife Karen of Monson, MA, Carolyn Grazia and her husband John of Winsted, CT, Diane Geboskie of Cleveland, OK, and Janice Giverson and her husband Rick of Gill, MA. She is also survived by 5 brothers Jose, Manuel, Armelin, Arthur and Raymond Saloio and her sister Ida Santos – all of Ludlow, MA. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband Ernest, brothers James and Carlos and her cherished sister-in-law, Irene. Irene also leaves her 10 beloved grandchildren Todd, Tracy, Lara, Heather, Anne, Megan, Rick Jr., Adam, Kaitlin and Kelsey; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM.
Funeral Services celebrating Irene’s life will be Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal will be in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St., Ludlow, MA.