Irene Callahan Hewett, 84, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 2, 1928, in Wilmington, to the late Daniel G. and Annie Finberg Callahan.

Irene was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church and retired from the NC department of Transportation.

In addition to her parents, a brother, Daniel G. Callahan, Jr., preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Frederick L. Hewett and a daughter, Susan H. Habas and her husband Michael.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm, Friday, January 25, 2013, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel with Rev. Wayne McBride officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1015 Ashes Dr. #101, Wilmington, NC 28405.

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Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
1617 MARKET ST Wilmington, NC 28401

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2013