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Irene F. Stopyra

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Irene F. Stopyra Obituary
Irene F. McCarthy Stopyra, died Nov. 14, 2013, at 94. Irene was the wife of Theodore T. Stopyra (deceased); mother to Elaine (Claude) and Theodore (Ted) J. Stopyra (Dawn); Beloved Grandmother to Elissa and Jordan Stopyra. She and her husband raised Elaine and Ted in Lexington, MA, retiring to Yarmouthport, Cape Cod. Irene continued her Cape Cod residence, independently maintaining her home for some 14 years after her husband's death until her own passing. Irene, a 1938 graduate of Medford High School and daughter of Robert J. and Abigail Buckley McCarthy, was eldest of the 11 "Medford McCarthys." She is predeceased by brothers Robert, Paul, Walter, Francis, and Henry and survived by sisters Marjorie, Eleanor, Alice, Claire, and Patricia, and dozens of nieces and nephews from Oregon to N.H. Irene was proud to have been an overseas telephone operator in Massachusetts and Florida during WWII. Irene will be remembered for her love of family, her determination, and independence. She loved hours of reading large print books kindly provided by the staff of the Yarmouthport Library, and appreciating her home and enjoying her yard. After a family mass, burial will be in the Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouthport, followed by a reception nearby. Irene had wonderful care during the last several weeks of her life at the Cape Cod Hospital, the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Mayflower and Rosewood nursing facilities, and at hospice. In lieu of flowers, Elaine and Ted suggest you might donate to HopeHealth's hospice at McCarthy Care Center, East Sandwich, care of 1 508 957-0200 or Yarmouthport Library, 297 Main Street, Rte. 6-A, Large Print Section, care of 1 508 362-3717. You are invited to send a note to Irene or her family on the newspaper's guest book site. "Good Night, Irene, Good Night."

Published in The Lexington Minuteman from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25, 2013
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