Irene E. Rush, 93

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BRUNSWICK — Irene E. Rush, 93, died March 12 at Hill House Convalescent Center.

She was born in Augusta, July 25, 1916, a daughter of Herbert and Annie Cressey Newton. 

On July 9, 1932, she married Roland M. Rush, Sr., in Brunswick. 

She was predeceased by her husband Roland on Aug. 1, 1998; her daughter, Betty Ouellette in 1967, and son, Roland M. Rush, Jr., in 1986; two grandchildren, Denys Ouellette and Betty Jo Ouellette Gilley; two brothers, Herbert Newton, Basil Newton, and a half-brother, Camille Dion, and three sisters, Beatrice Dionne, Charlotte Hazzard, and Catherine Morin.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Sonia A. Rush of Brunswick; three grandchildren, Kevin Ouellette of Sugar Island, Mich., Mark Ouellette of Cleveland, Ohio and Deborah Rush Joerger of Mt. View, Mo.; 14 great grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 19 at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Research, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA  02115 or to the Activities Fund, Hill House Assisted Living, 166 Whiskeag Road, Bath, ME 04530.

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