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Bridgette Kathryn (Messina) Iris

September 29, 1966 ~ October 8, 2020 (age 54)

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Hubert- Bridgette Kathryn Iris, 54, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Carteret Healthcare.  She was born, September 29, 1966 in Wareham, MA to Joseph Messina, Sr. and Maureen Walsh Sweerus.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM at St. Peter’s by the Sea in Swansboro with Rev Michelle Bullock officiating.  The family will receive friends Friday night, October 16, 2020 from 6-8 at Jones Funeral Home-Swansboro.

Bridgette met her husband, Jon, when she was thirteen and knew immediately that she was going to marry him; three years later, they married.  Everyone said it would not last.  Thirty-nine years, four children, and seven grandchildren later their love for each other had only grown.  Bridgette loved nothing more than to be surrounded by her family and friends.

Bridgette earned a degree in Computer Science and worked as a web designer for over 20 years.  On a whim, she applied to Walmart in Swansboro.  She worked there for three years and was promoted to Department Manager of Health and Beauty.  Her favorite part about working at Walmart were all the wonderful friends she made.

Bridgette loved gardening, riding in her convertible Mustang, and spoiling her grandchildren.  The grandchildren often called on Nana to use her foolproof “Nana Magic” to convince their parents into letting them get their way.

She is survived by husband, Jon Iris; daughters, Elizabeth Montanaro (Nicholas) of New Bern, Danielle Iris of Statesville, and Diane Iris of Charlotte; son, Jonathan Iris (Caitlin) of Swansboro; grandchildren, Sophia, Olivia, Ava, Penelope, Beatrix, Oliver, and Lilly.  She is also survived by her father and stepmother, Joseph and Noreen Messina of FL; sisters, Dorothy Anderson and Rebecca Johnson both of MA; brother, Joseph Messina, Jr. of NH; and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her mother, Maureen Walsh Sweerus.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, Rev. Michelle Bullock discretionary fund, 503 W. Broad St., Swansboro. NC 28584

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October 16, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home Swansboro
407 Old Hammocks Rd
Swansboro, NC 28584

Celebration of Life
October 17, 2020

6:00 PM
St. Peters by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
503 West Broad Street
Swansboro, NC 28584

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