Leicester - Irene Mary (Budrejko) Goyette, 72, of Rochdale passed away on Sunday, July 29 surrounded by her loving family at St. Vincent’s Hospital after a long battle with lung disease.
She leaves her husband of 48 years, David Goyette; a daughter, Renee Goyette of Newmarket, NH; son, Edward Goyette and his wife Tricia of Biloxi, MS; three grandsons Caleb, Nickolas, and Nathan; and her stepmother, Rose (Salvidio) Budrejko.
She was born in Worcester, the only child of the late Edward and Jane (Kasabula) Budrejko.
Irene graduated from St. Stephens High School and attended Clark University. She worked hard, from the time she was young, to her retirement from the US Postal Service in 2002 due to illness.
In 1969, she married her husband David, in Las Vegas, where she worked as a librarian and he as a blackjack dealer, proof that opposites do attract. David cared for her in the last years of her illness, although she was stubborn and mostly tried to do everything herself, no matter how bad she felt.
At Irene’s request there will be no funeral services. Memorial contributions in memory of her may be made to the Leicester Public Library Renovation Fund 1136 Main Street Leicester, MA 01524.
Alfred Roy & Sons Funeral Home 12 Hammond St. Worcester is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory of Irene or to sign her online guestbook, please visit www.Royfuneral.com