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“I just heard about your passing Miss Roman. We met at the Uphams Corner Branch Library and you was such a pleasant and kindhearted person. Always...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Nereida Villanueva - Dorchester, MA

“Thank you Miss Roman for all your great teachings of the business world. The Newton School system was the reason for my success. Rest in peace. ”
2 of 33 | Posted by: Eileen Corbett Perry - Newton, MA

“Irene, I hope you know how I enjoyed and looked forward to seeing you as I passed by each morning. After first talking with you, I felt your positive...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Lisa Perrone - Quincy, MA

“we are very sorry to hear on the passing of Irene, she was our neighbor for the past 19 years ”
4 of 33 | Posted by: catherine/alvin white - MA

“I first met Irene when I took an Italian class at OLLI. She was always smiling, patient and charming. Her involvement in her community, breadth of...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Jill Duckowney - Cambridge, MA

“Irene was a great woman of Dorchester. Her intelligence, grace, and charm and commitment to learning was an inspiration to many. ”
6 of 33 | Posted by: Barry Lawton - Dorchester, MA

“I meet Irene 30 years ago on my first visit to the Dorchester Historical Society when she was president. (The first women president of the society)....Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: elaine happnie - dorchester, MA

“It was always great to be around Irene who was full of energy and very upbeat. She was so happy when I told her that my daughter had decided to...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Will Herlihy - Charlestown, MA

“Irene was an example of the salt of the earth. She dedicated her life to making Dorchester the great neighborhood it is. Joyce and I will truly miss...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

“A dear college friend is now at rest and in God's hands. We will miss you Irene. Frances Nagel and Julie Costello ”
10 of 33 | Posted by: Frances Nagel - Albuquerque, NM

“MS. Irene and my dad, Len Evans worked tirelessly for our community. Rest in peace...a job well done!Donna ”
11 of 33 | Posted by: Donna Evans-Young - Dorchester, MA

“In the celebration of your homecoming to the Lord sister Irene, I light this candle.. ”
12 of 33 | Posted by: Carol Perez - Boston, MA

“She was one of my favorite people at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)she will be missed. Her great sense of humor and compassion made...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Gordon K. Burns - Revere, MA

“Irene had all the qualities of a fine teacher, friend. and advocate. One of nature's noblewomen .Loretta OBrien. ”
14 of 33 | Posted by: Loretta OBrien - Sharon, MA

“Irene will always have a special place in my heart. We shared many special occasions together. She was very entertaining and interesting. She was...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Virginia M. Carr - Dorchester, MA

“Irene was one of a kind. She was kind, considerate, knowledgable, loveable to name just a few of the marvelous personality traits of this wonderful...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Judith Sweeney - Boston, MA

“OLLI is missing a wonderful and caring woman. Irene was a lovely lady and one of the friendliest I have met. Sorry to hear of your loss. ”
17 of 33 | Posted by: Eleanor M Jones

“A great neighbor who will be missed what a legacy! I am glad to have known her! ”
18 of 33 | Posted by: Ginnette Powell - Boston, MA

“The last three months have been an amazing journey into great mystery. You said many times health and happiness are your greatest gifts. I'm grateful...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Nancy Duffy - Dorchester, MA

“Miss Roman was my favorite high school teacher (typing & shorthand) at Newton South class of 1963. We girls were headed for office jobs and she...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Connie Soucy - Natick, MA

“Irene will truly be missed by all her friends at Jack Conway & Co. but especially to me.Her knowledge, shared experiences, and poise made her the...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Dawn Stevens - Hanson, MA

“Irene and I met through the Osher Lifelong Learning Program (OLLI) program at UMass Boston. We enjoyed each other's company especially on boat trips...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Suzanne Gall Marsh - Roslindale, MA

“Over the past six years, Irene and I taught different courses at the UMass Boston OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), a university course...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Christopher Harding - Dorchester, MA

“Rest in peace, cousin Irene. ”
24 of 33 | Posted by: Carol Poles - Hyde Park, MA

“Remember her as she was my accounting teacher at Newton north high. Admired her ”
25 of 33 | Posted by: Janice(Holton) Hickey class of 1977 - FL

“Irene was one of my professors in the Olli program at UMass. She instilled in me many of life's values, but most definitely a love of Italy through...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Barbara McMorrow - Pembroke, MA

“Irene was a wonderful woman. I could not ask for a better friend and supporter through the years. She will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Dan Pokaski - Boston, MA - Friend

“Irene Roman was one of the more intellectually curious people I have known. Her interests were wide and varied, but her appreciation and knowledge of...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Anthony Sammarco - Osterville, MA

“Irene was a good friend to my parents andmyself. She was truly interested in thebetterment of the Dorchester community.May she rest in peace. ”
29 of 33 | Posted by: Mary Lou Flaherty - Dorchester, MA

“Irene was the first person I met when I came to teach in the Italian department at Newton North. We became instant friends and remained that way long...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Maria Vallone - Cranston, RI

“Irene it truly was a pleasure knowing you. May you rest in peace dear friend. Fondly, Doreen H. McDonnell ”
31 of 33 | Posted by: Doreen McDonnell - Brookline, MA

“To a wonderful friend and mentor, I thank you for the gracious lessons you taught by living simply and loving unconditionally. Your presence is...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Nancy Duffy - Dorchester, MA

“A kind, special, lovely lady. ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: George A. Roman A.I.A. - Wllesley, MA


ROMAN, Irene Louise Judith, Phd. Lifelong resident of Dorchester, died peacefully on March 16th.
She was 86 years old.
Born in Dorchester on July 5, 1929.
She was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Bregani) Roman and sister of the late Henry Angelo Edward Roman, M.D.
Irene was a graduate of Girl's Latin High School.
She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Education from Boston University, and a Doctorate from Boston College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
She had lived, studied, and traveled extensively in Italy.
She had been a consultant and translator of document and correspondence.
She taught Italian language and culture at several institutions including, Radcliffe College Graduate Seminars, Northeastern University, Quincy College, and the Newton School System.
Most recently, she had been a professor at the OLLI Institute (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at UMass Boston.
Visiting hour in St. Margaret Church of Blessed Mother Teresa Parish, 800 Columbia Rd., Dorchester, Tuesday morning, March 22, at 9:30 A.M.
Followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 A.M.
Relatives and friends invited.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene's memory may be made to St. Margaret Church of Blessed Mother Teresa Parish.
Interment in New Calvary Cemetery, Boston.