Irene Cecelia Lewis
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Irene Cecelia Lewis, 86, of Butler passed away at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at the VNA Hospice.
She was born Jan. 26, 1926, in Oakland Township, Butler County, the daughter and one of 14 children of the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Csisirko) Vargo. Irene was the last surviving member of her family.
Irene was a member of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church and St. Paul's Women's Guild and Christian Mothers. She was a life member of the ladies auxiliary of the Oneida Valley Volunteer Fire Department.
Irene had worked at Spade Shirt Factory.
Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Lewis of Butler, Patricia (Gary) Lumley of East Butler and Jane Lewis of Butler; a son, Daniel (Karen) J. Lewis of Butler; a daughter-in-law, Linda Lewis of Butler; six grandchildren, Kristy Keener, Scott (Jeannine) Lumley, Bambi (Nathan) Torboli, Nicole (Troy) Andres, Sgt. Anthony (Melissa) Lewis (U.S. Army) and Michael Lewis; six great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Mason Lewis, Madelyn and Savannah Andres and Maxim and Giuliana Torboli; her goddaughter, Lori Ceder; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by her husband, Richard P. Lewis, who she married Nov. 25, 1947, and who died Nov. 10, 2009; a son, Richard A. Lewis, who died July 22, 1987; a granddaughter, Michelle Dawn Lumley, who died Dec. 22, 1974; six sisters; and seven brothers.
LEWIS - Friends of Irene Cecelia Lewis, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, will be received at the Young Funeral Home, 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at the St. Paul's Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St., at 10 a.m. Saturday with Father Harry Bielewicz officiating. St. Paul's Women's Guild and Christian Mothers will meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. to recite the rosary. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Butler.
Information also is available at www.youngfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Butler Eagle from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2013