Irene A. Goranson – Blackstone

Irene A. Goranson – Blackstone

Irene A. (Paul) Goranson, 82, of Blackstone, Mass., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 24, 2020, with loving family by her side.

Born in Blackstone, on Oct. 10, 1937, she is the daughter of the late Leo and Dina (Belisle) Paul. She is the loving mother of Wayne P. Goranson and Paul D. Goranson both of Blackstone, and the late Allen C. Goranson. She shared a close bond with her siblings, Conrad Paul and wife, Margie, of Blackstone, Cecile Wobel of Woonsocket, R.I., Armand Paul and wife, Bea, of Florida, and the late Marcel Paul, Leo Paul, Roland Paul and Dina Frappier.

She also leaves many nieces and nephews, Paula-Marie Hogge, of Blackstone, and her daughter, Ashley Hogge; Donna-Marie Frappier and her wife, Lisa Abreu, of Cranston, R.I., and her daughter Lily Frappier; Tonya-Marie Karabots of East Greenwich, R.I., and her husband, Joseph Karabots, son, William Karabots, and daughter, Ana Karabots; Anne-Marie Young of Bellingham, Mass., and her husband, Gary Young, and sons Payton Young, Reagan Young, and daughter, Olivia Young; David Sherman, Trenton Prutsman, Eliza Prutsman, Frances Prutsman and Joey Gallagheho.

She was a second mother to Kevin Demers of Blackstone, Ronald Tetreault of Woonsocket, and Wendy Trudeau of Blackstone; godmother to the late Tina-Marie Pinsonneault and Lily Frappier of Cranston.

She played the most important role in the life of her son Paul, born with Down’s Syndrome, and dedicating her life making him the wonderful man he is today.

Irene was a lifelong resident of Blackstone. She loved vegetable gardening and canning, classic movies, vacationing, holiday and birthday celebrations. Her greatest joy was spending time with family. Irene will be greatly missed.

Arrangements are private under the direction of Cartier’s Funeral Home, 151 So. Main St., Bellingham, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Irene C. Goranson to the Special Olympics Massachusetts, 512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA 01752, or online at .

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