HUDSON, N.H. —
Lois E. (McMichael) Ireland, 72, of Hudson, N.H., died Thursday, May 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Hudson.
She was born Sept. 15, 1940, in Meadville, daughter of the late Bryce and Ruth (Chapman) McMichael.
Lois was the wife of Joseph K. Ireland of Hudson with whom she shared 46 years of marriage.
She was a real estate broker with Prudential Verani Realty in Nashua, N.H., and for many years, owned and operated ERA Ireland Real Estate in Hudson. In 1996 she was recognized as Realtor of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Realtors. Prior to real estate, Lois was a teacher in Kennebunk, Maine, Kennebunkport, Maine, Hudson, N.H., and Londonderry, N.H.
Lois was the past president of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce and was a past director of the Hudson and Litchfield Rotary Club. She was an avid cook and gardener, she loved to dance and was a director of the New Hampshire Amateur Ballroom Dance Association.
Besides her loving husband, survivors include three daughters, Cindy Lee Corderio and her husband, Michael, of Hyannis, Mass., Sally Lou McKinley and her husband, Leo Robert, of Pittsfield, N.H., and Kelly Lynn Ireland and her significant other, Katie McCormick, of Red Wood City, Calif.; a granddaughter, Megan Kay Ellis of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sisters, Carol Wiesner, Donna Poe and Joanne McMichael, all of California; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at noon in the New Hampshire State Veteran Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway in Boscawen, N.H. All may meet at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, care of Oncology Department, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, Mass. 01805.
To share an online message of condolence or for directions, please visit dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.