Mrs. LaCount was born in Liverpool, England, May 16, 1923, a daughter of Thomas and Irene V. Potter Owen and resided many years in West Groton before moving to Townsend in 1976.
Mrs. LaCount was a member of the Townsend Congregational Church and the Townsend Senior Citizens. Music played an important role in Irene’s life. She very much enjoyed singing with Anna May’s “Golden Smoothies.”
She leaves her husband of 40 years, Clifford E. LaCount; her son, George Winkle of Woburn; two daughters, Patricia LaRose of Pittsfield and Elizabeth Hooper of West Groton; five step daughters: Susan Edgett of Groton, Nancy Jackvony and Joyce Shultz of Ayer, Kate LaCount of Westboro, and Marci LaCount Brown of Boston; a sister, Elizabeth Foster of England; 25 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, George Winkle, who died in 1972. She was the sister of the late Jonathan Owen and Catherine Owen, both of England.