Henry E. Irace
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1920 - 2012 NORTH ADAMS Henry Ernest Irace, 91, of 33 Lyman St., North Adams, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Sweetbrook Care Center.
He was born in North Adams on Oct. 17, 1920, son of Luigi and Elizabetta (Rosata) Irace. He attended Drury High School. Henry was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy in Alaska, Aleutians, and South Pacific, participating in the battle of Okinawa. He worked at General Electric Co. for 17 years until his retirement in 1982. Before that, he was a crane operator for David Dean Construction for 24 years. Henry was a member of the Operating Engineers Union.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church. Henry was a member of the Frank Stiles Post #125 American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
His wife was the former Shirley Beatrice Floyd, who died on Feb. 12, 2005. They were married on May 7, 1946.
Survivors include two sons, Louis Irace and his wife, Jo-Ann, of Stamford and Floyd "Chip" Irace and his wife, Linda, of Port Orange, Fla.; three grandchildren, James Irace of Readsboro, Anthony Irace of Florida, Mass., and Jennifer Irace of Pittsfield; three great-grandchildren, Logan, Henry, and Olivia; one sister, Rose Girardi of North Adams; two brothers, Austin Rogge of Adams and John Irace of Newcastle, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.
Six sisters are deceased, Angelina Laino, Josephine Scalise, Philomena Richardello, Frances Louison, Mary Maselli, and Constance Briola.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Henry Irace will be celebrated Thursday Aug. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA are Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Elder Services Meals on Wheels in care of the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift, card, or message please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 14, 2012