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Irene Magnus

1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Irene Magnus Obituary
Irene Magnus

1922-2016 Irene Magnus age 93 formally of Hillsdale, N.Y. entered into eternal life on Saturday March 5, 2016 at Eddy Village Green in Cohoes N.Y. Irene was born in Bronx N.Y. on October 7, 1922 daughter of William F.and Anna (Royce) Ward. She was a 1940 graduate of Evander Childs High School. After high school Irene worked as supervisor of payroll and data recording for Con Edison in New York City for thirty two years retiring in 1973. Known to many as Idy she was an avid reader and a remarkable cryptoquip player. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and taking walks but most of all she enjoyed the many trips to Florida and Disney she took with her niece Carol (James) Bedford, great niece Carly Jones her daughters Grace and Olivia and great nephew Jim Bedford. She loved spending time and playing with Grace and Olivia, teaching them nursery rhymes, reading to them and letting them dress her up with princess crowns, ribbons and jewelry. Irene's husband Frederick J. Magnus whom she married on October 10, 1947 predeceased her on September 4, 1992. Aunt Idy will be missed dearly by her extended family and her eight nieces and five nephews Carol (James) Bedford, Thomas (Gail) Tighe, William (Marie) Tighe, Catherine Race, Richard (Patricia) Ward, Arlene Brengel, Delores Leffingwell, Michael (Brenda) Ward, Sue Heath, Peggy (Ron) Squires, William (Barbara) Dawson, Joanne (John) Gaus, Mary (Dustin) Stalker. Irene is survived by one sister Marie Heath and was predeceased by three sisters Marguerite Tighe. Catherine Weber and Anne Dawson, one brother Francis Ward, one niece Patricia Holmes and one nephew Joseph (Melody) Ward. FUNERAL SERVICE: Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Friday March 11 at 10 AM at St. Peter's Church with the Reverend William P. Murphy pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Old St. Bridget's Cemetery in Copake, N.Y. Calling hours will be Thursday March 10 from 4pm to 6pm at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home 33 South Street Great Barrington, MA 01230. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church Restoration Fund in care of Birches-Roy Funeral Home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff of Eddy Village Green Building 4 for the excellent and compassionate care given to Irene and the support provided to her family.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2016
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