Louise M. Beirne

Date of Passing:

April 21, 2021

Beirne, Louise M., 84, of Fountain Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on April 21, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence T. Beirne for 61 years.

Born in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Albert Pelissier and Bertha (Verville) Pelissier-Paquet and step daughter of Joseph Eugene Paquet, she lived in Barrington for 61 years.

She was a real estate agent for 45 years before retiring in 2014.

Louise was a graduate of Bryant College School of Business.

She was a communicant of St. Luke Church. She was a member of the Barrington Women’s Club and its bowling league. She was a season ticket holder at PPAC and Trinity theaters. She enjoyed playing bridge, bowling, cooking, traveling, going to the beach and spending time with her loving children and grandchildren. She was famously known for her homemade chicken soup which she shared with friends and family.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Michele P. Cross and her husband Russell and their daughter Rachel of Barrington, Claudia L. Beirne and her children, Patrick and Sydney of Barrington, Matthew E. Beirne and his partner Sean Fitzgibbons of Lake Balboa, CA and her granddaughter, Nikki Lee Beirne of Long Island, NY; a brother, Roger Pelissier of Swansea, MA and a sister, Michele Finn of Middlebury, CT. She was the mother of the late David L. Beirne and Michael J. Beirne.

Her Funeral will be held on Monday April 26, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road Barrington at 10 a.m. Her burial will be private. For those unable to attend, the funeral will be live-streamed on the St. Luke Facebook page.

Calling hours are Sunday 3-6 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Louise’s memory to St. Luke’s School, 10 Waldron Avenue, Barrington, RI 02806 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Louise was an amazing mother, wife, and friend. I first came to know the Beirne family at St Luke parish/school. My brother Phil Cooper was friends with Michael in grade school and then reconnected when they were 45 or so. Louise brought love and compassion to the world throughout her life’s journey. What a blessing to have known her. May she be welcomed into the kingdom with songs of joy by all those who have gone before her. Peace be with you.

  2. Dear Larry and family, I am grateful for all that we have shared. Heartfelt sympathy to

  3. I am so sorry for your loss Claudia! ? to you and you Family!

  4. Dear Larry,

    We offer you our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Louise. May the many pleasant memories from your years together bring you comfort in the days ahead. May she rest in eternal peace.
    Sincerely, Joe and Natalie Migneault

  5. Larry and Family: My sincere condolences on the passing of Louise. May she R.I.P. God bless!

  6. Larry and Family: My sincere condolences on the passing of Louise. May she R.I.P. God bless!
    Frank Cummings

  7. Claudia and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You will b in my thoughts and prayers.
    With Sympathy,
    Denise DeFanti

  8. Dearest Larry, Michele, Claudia,Matthew,

    This life has lost a force of love but I know with every cell in my body that the heavens are joyous with the arrival of Louise. For us she left a huge mark of love on our hearts. Someone once asked me how do you know the Beirne family–are you related? My response was well when you know Louise you know the entire family because Louise’s identity was her family. She loved God, her family, and all things that bring joy to life…art, music, laughter. I consider myself one of the fortunate to have known her and I am certain she is in the arms of Michael and David. What a gift she was-I remember her singing to Bob Ryan in the hospital and sharing her love with everyone she came in contact with throughout the years . God blessed us all when he put our paths together. May your memories of her love and dedication comfort you.

  9. Oh Matt and Sean we were so saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. Even though we never met her I feel we knew her through your many stories and feel sorry we missed the experience of meeting her. Our prayers are with you and your family God bless and may she Rest In Peace. Blessings and love, Dennis and Linda

  10. A woman full of wonder and smarts! A woman of God full of spiritual depth and grace! The times she spent on Block Island gave me time to sped with here and her guests. She made all of us Family: fed us, entertained us, counselled us and, yes, even scolded us ever so gently! She was a delight and I will miss her sorely But her Faith made her understanding, accepting and loving. Those qualities she takes with her into eternity and the memories of each of us. Now she is our intercessor unceasingly praying for us directly before God that we finish our journey in a good , timely manner. Thank you, Louise, for everything and for you!
    Fr. Joe Protano

  11. Larry, Michele, Matt and Claudia,
    My deepest condolences at this time. So very sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and meditation. Much peace and love

  12. 30 years ago, Louise helped us find our first home. She was very kind and caring. So sorry for your loss.

  13. Larry and family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
    John and Mary Rose Lambert

  14. Larry, Michele, Claudia & Mathew, So very sorry to read today of Louise’s passing. We all got to know each other through hockey many years ago .that was a good experience never to be forgotten.
    George Paes

  15. So sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed.

  16. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  17. Our deepest condolences to all of the family. Sending thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.

  18. Thinking of all of you and sending my love and prayers. May she rest in peace.

  19. I am so sorry to hear about Louise’s passing. She was an incredible person, always on the go but also took the time to care. She made a difference in my life. She will be missed.

  20. My condolences to Michele, Claudia, Matthew and Nikki. Now she can take care of Davey and Michael. May she Rest in Peace.

  21. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to Larry and all the family. A great loss.

  22. I am so very very sorry for your tremendous loss. Louise was a wonderful person and a delight to spend time with. I have so many special memories of her and consider myself so very lucky to have had the opportunity to spend so much time with her over these past few months. Sending so much love to you all.

  23. Michele, I am so sorry to see that your mom has past. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  24. No words… my heart breaks… for all …. that you have gone through as a family…???your angels are above…. listen…. you will hear the words that will give you peace…love .. and faith ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  25. So sorry for your loss. She was such a nice person. Always smiling.

  26. So sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers for you all.

  27. Sending my sincere sympathy to your family.
    Tootsie Zinni and Family

  28. My deepest sympathy to Louise’s family. I got to know Louise when I sang in St Luke’s Choir for many years. I would see her and talk to her at different times, she was a very sweet lady. RIP Louise.

  29. We are truly sorry for your loss she was a wonderful friend and we will miss her dearly our prayers are with all of you

  30. Larry and family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

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