Irene M. (Bibeau) Gallant

Irene M. (Bibeau) Gallant, 95, of Mattapoisett died June 27, 2017 at The Oaks Nursing Home and is now at peace after a long battle with dementia.

She was the wife the late Gerard O. Gallant.

Born and raised in Somerset, the daughter of the late Victor and Marie (Dube) Bibeau, she lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1979.

Mrs. Gallant was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. She was a wonderful mother and nurturing grandmother who loved to cook, sew and take care of her home and family.

Her family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of The Oaks and Beacon Hospice for the excellent care given to Irene.

Survivors include her daughter, Janine Lebeau and her husband Donald of Acushnet; 2 sons, Gerard Gallant and Paul Gallant and his wife Jean, all of New Bedford; a brother, Robert Bibeau of Washington State; 4 grandchildren, Christine Oliveira and her husband Roger, Matthew Gallant and his wife Danielle, Brian Gallant and Jeffrey Gallant and his wife Jennifer; 4 great-grandchildren, Taylor Oliveira, Matthew Oliveira, Joshua Gallant and Jackson Gallant; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Phillip Bibeau, Victor Bibeau, William Bibeau, Norman Bibeau, Raymond Bibeau, Louise Ernst and Jeannette Carlson.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 30th at 11 am in St. Anthony’s Church. Her family will receive guests on Friday from 9:30 -10:30 am at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Schwartz Center for Children, 1 Posa Pl., Dartmouth, MA 02747. For directions and guestbook, please visit


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