Irene Marie Scarfo
1934 - 2021
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Irene Marie Scarfo (Boissonault), 87, of Westfield, passed away peacefully, in her home, on February 18, 2021, with her loving family by her side. Irene was born on January 16, 1934, daughter of the late Laval Boissonault and Albia Boissonault (Gagne). Irene graduated from Agawam High School and married her soulmate Louis J. Scarfo on June 16, 1956. Together they raised four daughters, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; all the while building a successful business from the ground up. Their love was the epitome of perfection in a marriage. Irene lived a meaningful life built on belonging, purpose, transcendence, and storytelling. She was a humanitarian in every sense of the word. She did this not out of obligation, but because of who she was; a person who used her strengths to serve others. Those who were blessed to know her bore witness to her selfless acts of generosity and the lessons that came with them. She had a way of lifting others above the hustle and bustle of daily life to a higher reality. Always surrounded by food, family and friends, Irene would captivate an audience with stories from her past, each filled with witty one-liners and stern but always loving words of wisdom. Irene is survived by her beloved husband, Louis J. Scarfo and four daughters with whom she held the tightest bond, Marie Masciadrelli and her husband David; Susan Hoey and her husband Stephen (departed); Linda Szalankiewicz and her husband Kevin; Joann Caveney and her partner Mark. She also leaves behind her brother Roland Boissonault; sister Joyce Cavallon (Boissonault) and her husband Roy; cherished grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Irene was the central figure in the lives of those who loved her, a star in the eyes of all who saw her, and her fervent spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd from 9-11 AM at Firtion- Adams Funeral Home, Westfield, MA. For more details please visit www.firtionadams.com . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Angels, 33 Westfield Street. Ste. #1. West Springfield, MA 01089.



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Published in The Republican from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 26, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person who holds a special place in my heart. Irene cared very deeply and shared many words of wisdom with me and my sister. When my daughter was born she gifted her with the most beautiful sweater that I've saved all these years. She was a wonderful, giving person who cast a beautiful shadow wherever she went. Sending heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends at this difficult time.
Debbie Liptak
Friend
February 25, 2021
Mr. Scarfo, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife and may your memories help you through this difficult time.
Mary-Lynn Metivier (formerly of Turgeon Associates)
Acquaintance
February 24, 2021
Linda and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your Mother.
Wanda Muller
Acquaintance
February 24, 2021
Dear Uncle Louis and to all my Scarfo relatives,
My heart aches with you regarding the loss of Aunt Irene.
Take time; honor her legacy with loving kindness.
With you, though distanced, Ian.
Ian
Family
February 23, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jim & Linda Perez
February 23, 2021
Our hearts are with your family. Memories come into focus during these times and it is our hope that comfort follows. A smile that brought smiles in return. Passionate love of family. Energy and spirit. Loving and loved. Thinking of you all, with deepest sympathy.
Dan and Linda Reardon
February 22, 2021
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Your wife/mother/grandmother sounds incredible - loving, beautiful, funny and strong. Sending love and peace.
Stacy Reardon-Lucas
Friend
February 22, 2021
Linda,
While I never met your mom I see the beauty and the characteristics were certainly passed down. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Memories are an amazing way to soothe ones heart. It is amazing how we can find peace in knowing those who raised us effected so many others, changing lives in ways we many only know now. Hugs to you, Erin O’Brien
Erin O’Brien
Friend
February 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jerry Pinkham
Friend
February 22, 2021
Linda, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your mom sounded like a truly inspirational person. My condolences.
Mary Shelasky
Coworker
February 22, 2021
With deepest sympathy
February 22, 2021
May god bless you Joyce and your family in this time of sorrow.
Catherine Soja
Acquaintance
February 22, 2021
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February 20, 2021
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother and wife! She was an amazing, strong, beautiful woman and will be missed by many!! Sending prayers and hugs!!

Laurie and Thad
Friend
February 20, 2021
I am so sad. My thoughts and prayers to you Lou and your family.
Dottie Funaro
Friend
February 20, 2021
Scarfo family, Joyce and all who loved and will miss this beautiful woman.
My sincere sympathy at this very difficult time. I know you have many happy memories and pray they will be of comfort to all.
With caring, Grace Sullivan
Grace Sullivan
Friend
February 20, 2021
To Louis and Family,
Such a loss to your all of you, precious Irene. She leaves behind incredible memories of a wonderful wife and mother. Irene had a wonderful smile and good cheer, whenever I did happen to see her.
You all have my sincere condolences, may she stay in your hearts and memories forever.
Hey, who in life ever gets a street named for them, Irene Drive!
Bill Murray
Friend
February 20, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the Scarfo family at this time of loss. We did not know Irene well but if we saw her she was always pleasant and had a beautiful smile. Our hearts go out to her family.
Jerry & Jackie Fugiel
Acquaintance
February 20, 2021
so sorry for your loss, prayers to all
Mary Blair
Acquaintance
February 19, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mr & Mrs John Agustynowicz
Acquaintance
February 19, 2021
LOU AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY, I'M SO SORRY TO HERE OF YOUR LOSS , ALL OF YOU i CONSIDER DEAR FRIENDS. I'M SO TAKEN BACK TO READ THIS. I TRUELY AM SADDEN TO HERE THIS. MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU
glenn korostynski
Friend
February 19, 2021
Sue, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Mom.

Deepest condolences,
Sue Ferst
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