On July 16, 2003, IRENE WARD MACHEN, 91, died at Shore Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Machen was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and lived in Baltimore, MD for over 70 years until moving to Hermitage on the Eastern Shore in 1999. She was a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing where she did volunteer work for many years. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. John William Machen of Baltimore. Survivors include two daughters, Joan Corcoran of Michipongo, VA., and Barbara Rhoden of Welaka, FL, five granddaughters, Denise Corcoran of Ithaca, NY, Jill Corcoran of Summit, NJ, Karen Corcoran Fricka of San Diego, CA, Jamie and Lisa Rhoden of Baltimore, MD and three great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 26 at 10 A.M. at the Parkwood Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hermitage on the Eastern Shore, 23610 North Street, Onancock, VA, 23417. Arrangements by Fox & James Funeral Home, Eastville, VA.

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