OBITUARY: Audrey E. (Irwin) Riddle, 88

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Audrey E. Riddle (Irwin), age 88, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away on December 21, 2020, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.

Audrey was born on at home in Wilmington on July 10, 1932; she was the cherished daughter of Felix and Hildred Irwin.  She was raised and educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School where she made many life-long friends.

Audrey’s family was her number one priority and she loved them unconditionally; she was a devoted mother to her children, never missing a thing that they were involved in.  Audrey’s grandchildren brought her so much joy; she looked forward to the times they spent together.  Many great memories were made throughout the years with her family; times they will cherish forever.

Audrey was well known around the town of Wilmington; always outgoing, friendly and met everyone with her bright smile and huge hello.  Audrey spent over 40 years working in the Wilmington School Dept. She took a position at the administrative offices at the Roman House as the secretary to the special education director.  She then went on to work for over 30 years at the Shawsheen Elementary School as the school secretary but we all know she was a mentor, confidante, and friend to her students and faculty throughout her career.  Audrey loved the people that she worked with and the students she saw every day; she enjoyed going out with coworkers for lunch or dinner just to socialize.  The group also had a great time and a lot of laughs while attending their painting and stitching classes together.  After working for so long in the school dept., when she would go out, Audrey became a sort of celebrity. Every one knew and loved her and would greet her with open arms.

Audrey was a big part of the Methodist Church Community; they were her second family.  Audrey regularly attended church services and would be one of the first to volunteer her time and talents to help with fundraisers or church events.

Audrey will be fondly remembered as such a sweet lady; kind, caring and compassionate can only begin to describe her.  She was always interested in the welfare of others and would go out of her way to help anyone in need.  She was such a huge part of the Wilmington Community, the Senior Center and the School Department and will forever be missed.

Audrey was the beloved wife of the late Charles Riddle, loving mother of Debra Pasciuto of Lowell and Kevin Riddle & his wife Rita of Billerica, devoted “Nana” & “Nina” of Michael, David, Andrew & Kathryn Pasciuto and Annmarie Riddle, great-grandmother of Jackson Pasciuto.  Daughter of the late Felix and Hildred (Reed) Irwin, dear sister of the late John, Bill & Edward Irwin and Laura Irvine.  Audrey is also survived by many nieces, nephews, co-workers and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, December 29th, from 3-5 p.m.  Face coverings must be worn at all times in the funeral home.  A Graveside Service will be held in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, on Wednesday, December 30th, at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations in Audrey’s name can be made to Wilmington Senior Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA  01887.

Audrey E. Riddle (Irwin)

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