Ione J. Gagne, 86, formerly of Merrimac, passed away Jan. 14, at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley. She was the wife of the late Charles L. Gagne to whom she was married for 50 years.
Born in Haverhill on Jan. 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Rena E. (Leathers) Gagne.
Upon graduating from Haverhill High School, Ione began a long and accomplished 47-year career as a legal secretary for Attorney. Herbert Finbury. She was a longtime member of the former Grace United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. Gagne was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends.
Gagne was both a mother and best friend to her children; Jane Marshall of Merrimac, Andrew Gagne of Haverhill. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Naomi Marshall of North Andover, and great grandsons Mason and Camden Barber of Merrimac. Ione was the sister to the late Olive Walbridge.
At her families request, the arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844, or Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 1311 Manaroneck Ave., Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605.