Champagne & Cheers to follow in the Bayview Room
Mariette W. Irwin
Mariette Wallace Irwin was called on June 17th to join her husband, Capt. Charles M. Irwin USNret; daughter, Kitty Irwin Munsey; granddaughter, Tan Rose Munsey and son-in-law A.J. McIntyre.
She is leaving with the greatest regrets her very beloved daughter, Dr. Margaret Irwin McIntyre and four beautiful, accomplished grandchildren, Mariette Katie McIntyre King, Meaghan McIntyre, Andrew McIntyre III and William Tunis DD Munsey IV.
She also wishes a loving farewell to her sisters Katherine Rutt and Emily Bright of Canada and all their children.
A member of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church for 60 years, she leaves its choir, friends and organist Bryan. Keep up the good work you all!
In addition to great friends she also bids a fond farewell to croquet, bridge, poker, books and Westminster Canterbury where she has lived since 2005.
Mariette graduated from ODU with a Bachelors Degree in German and later with a Masters Degree in Humanities, she taught German at Cox High School and was an adjunct Professor at TCC for over 10 years.
She thanks all this world for the nurses and aids on the 3rd floor of the Hoy Center at Westminster Canterbury and Hospice. Thanks especially to the Rev. Dick Kiefer for his truly caring help.
MiMi was our “Auntie Maine” without whom we would all have had “braces on our brains”, listened only to country music, worn only jeans and flannel shirts and never learned how to eat properly with a 10 piece silver place setting, finger bowls and napkins. She opened our imaginations to the world of books, travel, music and laughter. May she continue to be “The Belle of the Ball” in her next life. We will miss her goofy smile, wit and sunglasses. Jello won’t be the same without her.
A service will be held Saturday June 26th at 9:30am at Westminster Canterbury. A Champagne and Cheers reception will follow in the Bayview Room. Cremation Society of Virginia is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.cremate.org.