Irene F. Cantin, age 96, of Winsted, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at The Garden House in Winsted.
She was born Jan. 30, 1918, in Howard Lake, the daughter of Albert and Lucy (Lueck) Aritt.
Irene was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and belonged to CCW, and St. Anne’s Society.
She married Melvin Cantin Sept. 30, 1941, and their marriage blessed them with three children: Judy, Doug, and Mary.
Irene and Melvin farmed south of Winsted. Irene loved farming, animals, gardening and canning, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters: Judy (LeRoy) Penas, and Mary (Jim Isenor) Cantin; a sister, Bernice Aritt; grandchildren: Lee (Steve) Penas-Olson, Jodi (Ron) Phillips, B.J. (Tracy) Jaskowiak, Matt (Ricki) Cantin, and Nicki (Sean) Lutsch; and great-grandchildren Sydney, Alex and Anna Phillips, Erin and Mitchel Jaskowiak, and Brendan, Noah and Abbie Lutsch.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her son, Doug; her parents; her brother and sister, Wilbur and Delphine Aritt; and by a great-grandson, Ben Jaskowiak.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Alice Nowak was the organist for the Mass.
Visitation preceded the Mass, beginning at 9 a.m.
Casket bearers were Lee Penas-Olson, Steve Olson, Ron Phillips, Tracy Jaskowiak, and Melvin and Jason Bayerl.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.