Irene (Jeffery) Gibbs

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Irene (Jeffery) Gibbs, 100, peacefully passed away June 9, 2018, at her residence in Gloversville, New York.

Daughter of the late John Jeffery and Jennie Bernocco, she was born June 23, 1917, in Windsor Locks where she resided for over 90 years. Irene worked as a machine operator at Montgomery Co. before retiring in the early 1970s. She was a parishioner of St Mary Church, and enjoyed activities at the Windsor Locks Senior Center. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, painting, and dancing. Irene had a lively personality and will be remembered for her jokes.

She is survived by her son, Roger and his wife, Susan, of Clifton Park, New York; her grandchildren, Sarah DePasquale and her husband, Jason, of Clifton Park, and Rachel Hannur and her husband, Benjamin, of West Orange, New Jersey; her great-grandchildren, Lorenzo DePasquale and Winston Hannur; her dear niece who took special care of her, Catherine Brown; and several other nieces and nephews. Irene was predeceased by her brothers, Anthony Jeffery, John Jeffery, George Jeffery, and Charles Jeffery; and her sisters, Delia Jeffery, Mary Rossi, Alice Kraiza, and Rose Jeffery.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 14, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks. A funeral procession will form at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Mary Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish, 42 Spring St., Windsor Locks CT 06096.

For online expressions of sympathy or directions, visit

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Windsor Locks Funeral Home
441 Spring Street
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(860) 623-3498
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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 11 to June 15, 2018