Blue Hill -- Irene W. Rachinski, 82, died November 4, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. She was born in Blue Hill, April 27, 1936 the daughter of Philip Durgain and Mary Leith (Ober) Wessel.
She attended school in Blue Hill graduating from George Stevens Academy. She also attended beauty school.
In May, 1956 she married Joseph Rachinski and they traveled together while Joe served in the US Air Force. In 1960 they moved to Blue Hill. She owned and operated her hair salon in her home for many years. After Joe’s retirement they enjoyed traveling once again and made two cross-country trips in their motor home. Irene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion Post #85, and The Red Hat Society. Irene grew up around harness racing which she enjoyed with her father. She was also an avid gardener and knitter.
Irene is survived by her brother, Norris Wessel and wife Elaine; sister-in law, Sarah Wessel; nieces Mary Smith, Judy Drouin and husband Larry, and Debbie Osgood; nephews Dan Smith, Terry Wessel and wife Roberta, Jeff Wessel and wife Anita, Norris Wessel and wife Lori, Joe Osgood, Thomas Osgood, David Wessel and Stephen Wessel and wife Linda; several great nieces and nephews and great, great nephew Tilden Wessel; and very special neighbors Becky and Jacque Gagne. Irene was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Joe; brother, Tilden Wessel and sisters, Cynthia Smith and Doris Osgood.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, November 9, 2018 at Mountain View Cemetery, Blue Hill
Contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice or Blue Hill American Legion Building Fund, P O Box 531, Blue Hill 04614
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 49 Main St. Blue Hill.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com