10/21/32 to 12/11/10
Irene has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. She faced this challenge, as well as numerous other health problems in her later years, with grace and dignity. It was a testimony to her abiding Catholic faith and the blessed assurance she had that Heaven’s door was open to her.
She is survived by daughter, Mary Elizabeth; sons, William and Robert, and a multitude of friends, many going back to her teenage years. She was born in Glendale. She called it her home throughout her lifetime. From kindergarten through four years of college, she was educated in Roman Catholic Schools. As a result of this training, and the great example of her parents, she was always faithful in her attendance at mass and adherence to the Church’s teachings.