Irene Y. Gabriel, 90, of Plymouth, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday at the Wilkes Barre General Hospital.
Born in Plymouth, she was the daughter of Albert and Catherine Ptak Yob. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School and attended Bloomsburg State Teachers College.
She was a member of All Saints Parish, Plymouth, and a member of the Parish Trinity House. In past years, she was a member of the PTA at St. Mary's Parochial School, Plymouth.
Throughout her life, Irene was an avid supporter of her hometown, Plymouth, and greatly enjoyed playing bridge. She will forever be known as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Gabriel, who passed away on April 4, 2003; brother, Edward Yob; sisters, Clara Nieber and Eleanor Siberski.
Surviving are her loving children, Jan Gabriel and his wife, Helen, of Wilkes Barre; David Gabriel and his wife, Ana, of Forty Fort; and Diane McLaughlin and her husband, Clark, of Newark, Del.; grandchildren, Matthew and Adam Gabriel, Jamie Fine, Brian Gabriel and Michael McLaughlin; great-grandson, Jacob Fine; nieces; nephews.
Funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from the S.J.Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. Interment will be in St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Contributions, if desired, may be made to All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth, PA 18651, in Irene's memory.
Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com for directions or to submit online condolences to Irene's family.
S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home
530 W Main St
Plymouth, PA 18651
Published in Times Leader on July 30, 2013