Irene B. Ayotte

ESCANABA – Irene B. Ayotte, 99, Escanaba, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. She was born on Oct. 11, 1913, in Escanaba, the daughter of the late Edward and Isabell (Couillard) LaCrosse. On Aug. 28, 1976, she married the late Emil Ayotte at St. Patrick’s Parish in Escanaba.

Irene was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis and the St. Patrick Ladies Guild. She loved reading and will be remembered as a very generous and outgoing women who loved life to its fullest.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Sally LaCrosse; niece, Patti LaCrosse; nephew, Stephen King; as well as many other nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brothers and sisters.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. A funeral service will follow visitation on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Eric Olson officiating. Entombment will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery Mausoleum Please visit to send online condolences to her family.