Irene E. Knowles
Irene E. Knowles

August 24, 1930 - March 7, 2018
Born in Providence, RI
Resided in Pawtucket, RI
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Irene (McVey) Knowles, 87, passed away Wednesday evening, March 7, 2018. She was the wife of the late George W. Knowles.

Born Aug. 24, 1930, in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Nina (Henry) McVey and a longtime resident of Pawtucket.

Irene worked at the Outlet Company in downtown Providence until a short while after marrying in 1964. She was a loving mother and grandmother, an animal lover, avid Red Sox fan and all-around sports fan. Her kind-hearted, charitable nature was loved by all. She will be deeply missed.

She leaves her daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Pont and her husband Thomas of Richmond, RI, and Marianne Knowles and her husband Kenneth Morra of Seekonk, MA, and 2 grandchildren, Joshua Morra and Michaela Pont. She was the sister of Nina Carol Tucker of Fayetteville GA, William E. McVey of Quincy, MA, and the late Thomas F. McVey.

Her funeral will begin Thursday, March 15 at 8am from the Rebello Funeral Home and Crematory, 901 Broadway, East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9am in St. Mary’s Church, 103 Pine St., Pawtucket. Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, 4pm until 7pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are greatly appreciated to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd, East Providence, RI 02914.




Rebello Funeral Home
901 Broadway
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St Mary's Church
103 Pine Street
Pawtucket, RI 02862
Thursday, March 15, 2018
9:00 AM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
550 Wampanoag Trail
East Providence, RI US 02915
Thursday, March 15, 2018