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Irene F. Dickinson

Obituary for Irene F. Dickinson

April 22, 1926 - July 19, 2020
Franconia, New Hampshire | Age 94

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FRANCONIA, NH -- Irene F. Dickinson recently of Franconia, NH passed away early on the morning of July 19, 2020 at the Lafayette Center at the age of 94.

Irene was born on April 22, 1926 on Breezy Hill in Lisbon, NH to the late Elwood and Florence (Bennett) Wright. She was one of 7 children (Roger, Iola, Barbara, Susan, Pauline & Elwood). She lived most of her life in Lisbon.

In October 1958 she married Harry R. Dickinson who predeceased her in 1985. Together with Harry, Irene created and ran Mink Brook Campground until the early 80's when they sold it. In addition to running the campground, she worked throughout the years for Lisbon Savings Bank saying that whenever she needed a job, they always seemed to have a position for her. She was active in several craft groups and continued to enjoy doing creative projects until her death. She was also an avid reader.

She leaves her daughters Norabel Twombley Clark & husband John of Bethlehem, Beth Twombley & husband Ernest Lyndes of Lisbon, her sons James Dickinson & wife Deborah of Bethlehem and Stephen Dickinson & wife Carolyn of Littleton. She leaves 7 grandchildren who all adored her great sense of humor, her adventurous spirit (the "camping Grammie") and the love she showered on them. She leaves 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter. She is also survived by her brother and his wife, Elwood & Barbara Wright of Bethlehem. A special niece that was more like a daughter, Shirley Peterson. As well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to Staff at Lafayette Center for the care they provided to Irene especially during these last 2 months.

SERVICES - At Irene's request there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at the Grove Hill Cemetery in Lisbon, NH on Friday, July 31st at 11:00 AM with Rev. Lyn Winter officiating. The family requests that those in attendance practice social distancing and wear a mask. A Celebration of Life will be held at a time convenient to the family and safe for all.

Donations in her memory can be made to a charity of one's choice.

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