Irene (Marisak) Pagano
AGE: 80 • Mendham Twp.
Irene (Marisak) Pagano died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, after a long illness. She was 80 years old. Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 14, 1933 to the late John and Frances (Wajda) Marisak, she was a resident of the Brookside section of Mendham Township for over 40 years. Irene was a proud daughter of Brooklyn, New York, but she was also a proud forty-year resident of Brookside. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and savior to many dogs and cats. She was a great cook and hostess, fabulous gardener, gracious dancer, and courageous home designer.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip F. Pagano, and her son, Chuck Pagano. Irene is survived by her daughters, Marian Matheson of South Hadley, Massachusetts and Janet Wood of Brookside, and their spouses, Pam Matheson and Daniel Wood. Also survived by her grandchildren of Brookside, Elaina, Kayla, and Laura; and her granddaughter in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Caroline.
Arrangements are by the Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Road, Mendham, NJ 07945 (973) 543-4720 www.baileyfuneralhomes.com
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be from the funeral home on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at Resurrection Parish, 651 Millbrook Road, Randolph, NJ 07869. A private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are requested by the family in her memory to Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, PO Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101 www.dpvhs.org
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