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Irene Morris

November 26, 1932 ~ June 3, 2020 (age 87)


Irene Morris, 87, of North Berwick died Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.  She was born November 26, 1932 in Biddeford a daughter of Rudolph and Lucienne (Marcotte) Payheur and was educated at St. Andre’s grammar school.  In 1975 she received her high school diploma from Old Orchard Beach High School.

Irene had worked as a dispatcher for Twin City Taxi for 22 years, retiring in 1987.

She enjoyed gardening, knitting and quilting, donating her quilts to the Barbara Bush Childrens’ Cancer Center and giving the mittens she knitted to the kindergarten students at J.F. Kennedy School in Biddeford.

Irene was preceded in death by her son Daniel in 1977 and 3 sisters: Rena Cote in 2003, Jeanne Lamontagne in 2017 and Rita Milliken in 2018.

Surviving are:

2 sons:         Steven Morris and wife Louise of E. Waterboro

                     Charles Morris and wife Susan of Sanford

3 daughters: Kathleen Schindler of N. Berwick, with whom Irene resided

                     Barbara Cunningham and husband David of Saco

                     Liana Morris of N. Berwick

1 brother, Robert Payheur of Biddeford

1 sister, Claire Mondville and husband Albert of Waterboro

10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren

Visiting Hours will 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A funeral service will follow in the Hope Chapel at 11:00.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital as this was Irene’s favorite charity. To share condolences online, please visit

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Visiting Hours
June 13, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hope Memorial Chapel, Biddeford

Memorial Service
June 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Hope Memorial Chapel, Biddeford

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