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Irene (Riopel) Elliott

December 2, 1935 ~ June 27, 2017 (age 81)

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Celebration of Life
July 3, 2017

2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Chaplin Fire House
106 Phoenixville Rd. (Rte. 198)
Chaplin, CT 06235

Irene (Riopel) Elliott, 81, of Willimantic, passed on June 27, 2017 at her nieces home.  She was born, December 2, 1935, to the late Josephine (Boufford) Riopel.  Irene ran Irene’s Coffee Shop in Willimantic for eleven years.  After  the coffee shop, Irene worked and retired from the State of Connecticut D.M.R. in Glastonbury.  She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.  Irene also enjoyed playing the slots at the casino and playing bingo.  She was an animal lover and rescued many cats.  For everyone that knew Irene, she was young at heart, loved life and was cancer free.  Irene is survived by her sister and best friend Ann Sevigny and her husband Reggie of Chaplin; three brothers, William Riopel and his wife Evelyn of Haines City, FL, Walter Riopel and his wife Cecile of Chaplin, CT, Eloi (Pete) Sevigny and his wife Linda Freitag of Austin, TX; two sister in-laws, Teresa Riopel of Vernon and Elizabeth (Betsy) Sevigny of Las Vegas, NV.  Irene was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Riopel and Richard Sevigny and a nephew David Riopel.  There are no calling hours.  A Celebration of Life will be held Monday July 3, 2017 at 2:00pm at The Chaplin Fire House, 106 Phoenixville Rd. (Rte. 198) Chaplin, CT.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a Pet Rescue of your choice or rescue a pet in her honor.  For an online memorial guestbook please visit 

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