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Irene Gail Rizzo-Houchens 'Mimi,' 62, passed away September 8, 2018. Born November 16, 1955, in Detroit, MI, to Anthony and Elizabeth (Weiss) Rizzo. She was a caregiver for a foster child for many years and her love and willingness to help all stretched beyond her front door.
She is survived by her loving husband, Mark Houchens; sons, Jerry Holdaway, William 'Billy' Lane; daughters, Cynthia Glick, Jessica Hoover, Samantha Walker, Barbara Jean Diiorio; brothers, Michael Rizzo, Anthony Rizzo, Jr., and Joseph Rizzo; sisters, Crystal Lindsey, Lynette Murrell; nineteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, with Father Patrick Sheedy officiating. Celebration ceremony immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please send donation to Marion County Firefighter Benevolence Fund (MCFBF) at PO BOX 3563 Ocala, Fl 34478 or www.mcfbf.org/take-action/ Arrangements under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, 2018
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