Askins, Irene S.


DATELINE: West Warwick

Askins, Irene S., 89, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at West View Nursing Home. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Isadore and Bella Askins, she had lived in West Warwick since 2018, previously living in Warwick. Irene was a customer service representative for National Grid in Providence for 35 years, retiring in 1998. She was a graduate of Hope High School, Class of ‘53. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling.

Cherished cousin of Sylvia and Philip Geller of Boca Raton, FL.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick. Shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.  For online condolences, please visit



  1. Donna Goldstein
    Feb 19, 2024

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of Irene. My name is Donna Broman Goldstein. Recently, I was watching a video of my mother, Rose Cohen Broman, where she mentioned her childhood friend was Irene Askins. I remembered this when reading the Shalom obituaries. May Irene and Rose rest in peace.

  2. Donna Tucciarone
    Feb 23, 2024

    Please accept our condolences on the passing of Irene. Irene was friends with my mother Dolores Burns, who we lost in 2022. My mother and another friend had traveled with Irene and Olivia on a few occasions. There were always fun stories shared about their adventures! And Irene’s adventures with Olivia were great stories as well! I’m not sure how my mom met Irene but I remember they would exchange holiday cards every December. I remember meeting Irene on a number of occasions over the years and what an energetic spirit she had!
    With our sympathy,
    Donna Burns Tucciarone
    Bill Burns

    • Judith Silver
      Mar 25, 2024

      Irene we are all so sorry that it is late March and we are just receiving the news of your passing. I will always remember the wonderful fun we had on our trips and miss your congenial humor and your comedic malaprops that had us laughing all day. May you rest in peace my dear friend and you should know that although we missed your services we are planning a celebration of your life in the spring to let you know that we have not forgotten you.

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