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DEXTER - Irene E. (Pitkin) Cochrane, 73, died peacefully on July 20, 2003 at her Dover Road residence. She was born January 18, 1930 in Marshfield, Vermont, daughter of Clarence and Amy (Cameron) Pitkin. She graduated from Brattleboro (VT) High School, Class of 1947, and from Bryant College in Providence, RI, in 1949. On June 18, 1949, Irene and Cleland D. Cochrane, Jr were married. Cleland predeceased her on November 23, 1999. Irene was also predeceased by her brother Francis Pitkin in April 2000. She was employed by Fayscott-Landis Company in Dexter from 1956 - 1992. Irene also owned and operated Cochrane's TLC Dog Grooming from 1980 - 2003. She was a 50-year member of Wassookeag Chapter #44 Order of The Eastern Star, where she served as Past Worthy Matron, Organist, and held the chair of Esther. She was past president of the Star Club. She was an active member of the T.R.O.T. Club (Trail Riders of Today), the North Country Riding Club, and served on the Board of Directors of the Maine State Appaloosa Horse Club. She was a volunteer for Meals for ME, belonged to the Dexter Sunshine Club, the Community Choir, and was named Sports Mother of the Year in 1970. Irene was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children, Terry and husband Bruce Locke of Kennebunk, Me., Cleland "Butch" Cochrane, III and wife Debbie of Blackstone, MA, Karen Collins and husband John "Wes" of Dover,NH; Granddaughters, Kristie and husband Doug Mark of Washington, D.C., Kelli Locke of Portland, Me., Jessica Currier of Dover, NH., Jill Cochrane of Alexandria, VA., and Gabrielle Cochrane of Blackstone, MA; great grandson, Bryce Currier-Wessling of Dover, NH; a special “daughter”, Ramona Goulette of San Diego, CA; Sisters-in-law, Brenda Orne of OH, and Jean Skib of MD; an aunt, Dorothea Lampman of Clearwater, FL; several nieces, nephews, friends and fellow club members. She will be greatly missed by her horses, T.C. and Danny Boy, and her dogs,Annie and Zoey.

Friends may call from 6-9 P.M. for visiting hours Tuesday July 22, 2003 at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main Street, Dexter. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday July 23, 2003 at the Dexter United Methodist Church with Pastor Lois Field officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Marshfield, VT.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sunshine Club, c/o Mrs. Nancy Baldwin, 59 Acadia Street, Dexter, ME 04930; or to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, c/o Anah Temple Shrine, P.O. Box 735, Bangor, ME 04402.

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