We regret to inform you that our beloved member Irene Spencer has passed away.
Irene was a life member of the art association. She served as hospitality chair for many years and eventually became our gallery director. During the 1980's, she played an instrumental role in getting our building built and operational. She was an early member and we have video footage in which speaks about those times with great enthusiasm.
Irene was also a caring and dedicated friend and neighbor.
She was an accomplished watercolorist, an amazing cook and an avid gardener. She was always happy to share the flowers from her garden with others. Many of the flowers in our art association garden were planted by Irene.
Irene loved working and volunteering at the art association. She always had a positive outlook and a quick wit. Her sense of humor was contagious. It is difficult to say goodbye to such a wonderful person and she will be dearly missed.
Calling hours are at Fagan-Quinn funeral home in North Kingstown this Tuesday April 23rd 4-8. A mass will be held at St Bernards Wednesday April 24th at 10AM. In luau of flowers Irene requested that donations be made to the Wickford Art Association scholarship fund.