Irene Mary Tomlinson, 79, of Naubinway, died Tuesday December 24, 2019 at Castle Rock Retirement Center in St. Ignace. 

Born December 4, 1940 in Detroit, daughter of the late Edwin and Irene (Zywicki) Beger, Irene was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Roseville and received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from University of Michigan.

Irene was employed at the Rochester School District as a social worker for over fifteen years until her retirement. Irene lived much of her life in Macomb County before moving to Naubinway in 2004. She enjoyed playing the guitar, art, and painting with watercolors, which was her favorite media. She loved the outdoors, including cross country skiing, fishing and hunting. Irene had been a long-standing member of the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club since the late 1970’s.

In addition to her parents, Irene is preceded in death by her husband Peter Tomlinson, daughter Michele Boyd and sister Annette Perry.

Survivors include her sons William (Michella) Palaski of Lawrenceville, GA and Michael Palaski of Sterling Heights; grandchildren Dane (Sara) Boyd, Amanda Palaski, Ashley (William) Scruggs and Allison Palaski; great-grandchildren Jackson Boyd and Edith Scruggs.

Friends may call at the Naubinway Christian Fellowship Church on Saturday January 4, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Funeral services celebrating the life of Irene will follow at 11:00 am at the church with Pastor Tim Miller officiating. Interment will take place in the spring at the Naubinway Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations and memorials may be directed to the Naubinway Christian Fellowship Church in her memory.

Condolences may be expressed at

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.