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Irene Kushner-Fiacco, 80, of Endicott, fell asleep with the Lord, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Saturday, May 8, 2010. She was predeceased by her parents, Stephen and Mary Kushner; a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Mario Palombo; a brother, Stephen, Jr. and a sister-in-law, Rose Fiacco. She is survived by her loving husband, Anthony; sister, Mary K. Lane; stepchildren, John (Tracey) Fiacco, Richard (Linda) Fiacco, Robert (Kathy) Fiacco, Lisa (Mike) Klodowski, Christine (Scott) Pionteck and Andrea (Bill) Fiacco. She is also survived by special nieces and nephews, Jim Palombo, Joan (Ray) Golden, Bob (Shelly) Lane and Maribeth (Warren) Wickersheim; nine step grandchildren, eight great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-nephew; a brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul (Jacqueline) Fiacco, Mary Terrana and Barbara Fiacco; and will be especially missed by her dear friends, Gene and Phyllis Ash, Bob and Rita Kushner and Ed and Helen Pasternak. Irene had a deep love of her faith and devotion to her church, Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, Endicott, where she was a faithful member, and served for many years on the original Board of Directors of the Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Nuns Monastery in Otego, NY. She was a retired IBM Corp. employee, a member of its Quarter Century Club and past board member of the IBM Country Club. Over the years, Irene enjoyed bowling and golfing and the many friends she made through those sports, and enjoyed family get-togethers, vacationing, traveling and long drives viewing the countryside.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, Endicott. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The family will receive friends at church Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. and Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church Renovation Fund, 210 Hill Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760 or to the charity of one's choice.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 11 to May 12, 2010