Dover-Foxcroft – Irene Murch Bonsey, 96, passed away March 5, 2021, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft. She was born May 6, 1924, in Dover-Foxcroft, the daughter of George Ora and Clara (Hanson) Murch.
Irene worked at Fay Scott Landis in Dexter for a few years and for many years at Judkin’s Shop and Save in Dover-Foxcroft.
She was a homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Robert, her daughter, Kathy, a brother, Frank Murch, and two sisters, Marjorie Smith and Laura Pratt.
She is survived by a son, Richard Bonsey of Texas; adopted daughter and granddaughter, Sherry Cowing; grandchildren, Kier, Misty, Thomas, Olivia, Earl, Jimmy, and Derek; and a special great-granddaughter, Heather, whom she raised. She leaves many other great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held in the spring. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to Pleasant Meadows Activity Fund, 137 Park Street, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.