Irene S. Delescavage, 87, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, July 10, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Her loving husband is John J. Delescavage Sr. Together, John and Irene would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on July 26.
Born June 10, 1926, in Swoyersville, Irene was the daughter of the late Anthony and Antonita Kutowski Raiewski.
Prior to her retirement, Irene was employed by the former Gruen Marketing, West Pittston. In her earlier years, Irene was employed by the former Duplin Silk Mill, Kingston, and also by the former French Steak Co., Swoyersville.
A devout Catholic, Irene was a past member of the former Holy Name/St. Mary's Parish Community, Swoyersville, where she once held membership with the parish's Confraternity of Christian Mothers.
Following the consolidation of her church, Irene became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish, Swoyersville.
Family was the center of Irene's life and she cherished every moment she had with her loved ones. Her presence will be deeply missed but her spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Anthony and Antonita Raiewski, Irene was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank, Walter, Chester and Joseph Raiewski, and her sisters, Stella Hodgeboon and Violet Jadosh.
In addition to her husband, John Sr., Irene is survived by her son, John J. Delescavage Jr. and his companion, Mary Croft, Harrisburg; her granddaughter, Samantha; her sister, Dorothy Yescavage, Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
For additional information, or to send the Delescavage family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com