Irene Marie Pippin, nee Sangiolo, died in Boston, Mass. on March 25, 2012 after a long illness. She was born on July 7, 1964 in Framingham, Mass. Irene is formerly of Carlisle, Mass. and also lived for 10 years in Alexandria. She most recently resided in Groton, Mass. Irene spent 8 years living in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands from 1968 -1973 and 1981-1984, where she entered high school as a senior and graduated in 1982. While working on Kwajalein she met her future husband David who was working for GTE at that time.
Irene obtained a bachelor of science degree from University of Massachusetts and worked for M.I.T Lincoln laboratory in Lexington, Mass. for several years. From 1998 to 2008 Irene lived in Alexandria with her family and contributed greatly to the community. She enriched the science learning of students at St. Mary’s School by founding the Hands-On-Science program there. She was a Girl Scout leader and developed several science programs at the Presbyterian Pre-School in Alexandria. During the summer Irene ran the Summer Arts-In-The-Park program and started a basketball camp at the Waynewood Recreational Center. Irene also catered and hosted the Mass of Remembrance at Good Shepherd’s Catholic Church for six years.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, David Pippin, and their children, son David L. Pippin and daughter, Victoria E. Pippin. She was the loving daughter of Thomas L. Sangiolo and the late Sylvia Sangiolo, of Groton, Mass. and sister of Valerie C. Noey of Barrington, R.I. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas M. Sangiolo. Irene was the beloved daughter-in-law of David and Judy Pippin of Lexington, Mass. and sister-in-law to Matthew and Stephanie Pippin and Karen and Todd Kadis, Eric Pippin and Robert Noey. Irene is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Clark and Ethan Kadis and Grace Noey.
Services were held at the Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, Mass. 01863 on Friday, March 30. A Funeral Mass was on Saturday, March 31 at St. Catherine’s of Alexandria Church, 107 North Main Street Westford, Mass. A reception followed at the Church Parish Center.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.