Irene Liburdi

Irene "Reni" Liburdi (née Bienick) peacefully passed away at her home on July 17, 2013. She was 65. Reni was surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and married her high school sweetheart, Michael, in 1969. They moved to Arizona in 1978 with their first son, Michael Jr., and soon had two more sons, Thomas John and Marcus. They raised their family in Scottsdale, where she worked for many years at Target and was a member of Our Lady of Joy Catholic Parish.

She is survived by her husband, Michael; son, Michael Jr.; son, Thomas John (wife, Shelley); son, Marcus; three grandchildren, Sara, Landon and Austin; sister, Jeannie (husband, Tom); sister, Judy (husband, Tony); brother, John (wife, Karen); and brother, Robert (wife, Merianne).

A wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend, she is greatly missed by those who were blessed to know her and those whose lives she touched.

A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Joy, 36811 N. Pima Road in Carefree. Burial to follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 23015 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Ariz.

Donations may be made to , 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85054; or to breast cancer research.

Published in Scranton Times on July 21, 2013