Irene J. Poussard

Kingston, NH / Salem, MA

Irene J. (L’Heureux) Poussard, 84, a former resident of Salem, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2024, with family by her side at the High Pointe House hospice facility in Haverhil, MA. She was the loving wife of the late pharmacist, Arthur P. Poussard with whom she shared 63 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Salem MA, she was the daughter of the late Orille A. and Delia M. (Audette) L’Heureux. A graduate of St. Joseph Academy, it was there that she met Arthur, the love of her life. A stay-at-home mom, she devoted her life to raising five children and the operation of the family-owned pharmacy on Lafayette Street in Salem. As the children grew, Irene held several part time positions, but her priority was always her family.
Irene enjoyed family gatherings, especially around holidays where her heart-felt hospitality and love of family and good food always brought a crowd. Irene enjoyed playing beautiful music on the piano and singing Carols with the family. Christmas and Summer cookouts were always a highlight for family and friends. She was a member of the Richelieu Club in Salem and loved her French heritage and the French language.
Irene is survived by their five children, Ronald Poussard and wife Ellen, Jacqueline Jean and her husband Donald, Leonard Poussard and his partner Kyle Port, Roger Poussard and his wife Tara and Edward Poussard and his wife Amy, her brother Roger L’Heureux and sister Lucille Bouchard. Irene also has 9 wonderful grandchildren, Eric Jean and wife Jamey, Chris Jean and wife Krystine, Michael Poussard, Leanne Poussard, Kevin Poussard and his wife Grace, Amanda Poussard, Ashley Poussard, Sophia Poussard and Landon Poussard and three Great Grandchildren, Maren Jean, Hayden Jean and Ryleigh Jean as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Orille W. L’Heureux.
Relatives and friends are invited to her calling hours on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. [Route 114 / 1-A] Salem, MA from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 1st, at Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem, MA at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a contribution in her memory to Ste. Anne Parish, Salem, MA. For guestbook and to send a condolence to her family, please visit .
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