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Irene Thompson Barrineau

Irene Thompson Barrineau
  • August 3, 1944 - February 5, 2021
  • Charleston, South Carolina

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“I had the privilege to work with Irene while she was with the Association for Continuing Higher Education. She was supportive and encouraging to me...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: David Grebel

“Irene was such a beautiful person in so many ways. I cherish our friendship dearly and she will never be far from my heart. Christine and Susan, you...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Nesmith

“I am so very sorry to hear of Irene's passing. I knew her through our years together with Professional Secretaries International and when our...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Tensie Croft Campbell Charleston

“Irene was a beautiful person. She was gracious and a wonderful Christian woman. I enjoyed sharing our Bible Study group with her. She will be missed...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Barlow - CHARLESTON

“I met Irene playing bridge, she was such a warm and delightful person, my heart goes out to you, sincere condolences. We will miss her. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Marie Francoise Bassett

“Susan and Christine and families we are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, especially so soon after your Dad's. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Eileen B and David E Richardson

“I had the pleasure of working with Irene at the Naval Supply Center in 1981-82. She was a true professional, and one of the most gracious and classy...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Perry - Charleston, SC

“So Sorry to hear of Irene's passing I played pickle ball with her and always found her to be a lovely woman ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Gregory - Charleston, SC

“Irene was a member of Hanahan High School's Class of 1962 and will be greatly missed by all of us. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Rock Bradham

Irene Thompson Barrineau, 76, of Charleston, SC, and wife of the late Charles H. Barrineau, III, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 5, 2021. A private service will be held at the graveside in the Carolina Memorial Park. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

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Irene was born August 3, 1944 in Charleston, SC, a daughter of the late Oscar Lee "O.L." Thompson and Margaret Rodgers Thompson. She graduated from Hanahan High School and later retired from the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE). Irene was an active member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. She was an energetic volunteer and enjoyed playing bridge and pickleball. She always enjoyed time with her family on Lake Moultrie. She will be remembered as a gracious, kind, and loving friend.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan (David) Alexander and Christine (Ron) Inabinett; her grandchildren, Carter (CJ), Katie, Audrey, and Maria; her sisters Elaine (Mike) Strong and Joyce (Skip) Lovejoy; her brother, O.L. (Toni) Thompson, III; her brother-in-law, Doug (Jo) Gressette; her sister-in-law, Kay Simms, and several nieces, nephews, along with other family members and friends. Besides her husband of 57 years and her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Anne Smith and Mary Gressette.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407 or Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research,