SAUGERTIES- Irene Meta (Martin) Dodig, 76, of Saugerties, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. She was born to Meta and Ernst Martin on June 3, 1945 in Donnerau, Germany. She emigrated with her family to the United States when she was nine years old and settled in Saugerties. Irene graduated from Saugerties High School in 1964. She had a successful career in the food service industry, retiring as a General Manager with HMSHost. In her free time Irene most enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, cooking, and taking long walks. She shared a passion for athletics with her husband and family; most notably competing in snowmobile racing and tennis. Later in life, one of her greatest joys came from cheering on her grandchildren from the sideline. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Michael, and her parents. Irene will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Michael Sr. (Brenda) and Randy Sr. (Lisa); her grandchildren, Catherine, Michael Jr., Randy Jr., and Madalyn; her siblings, Gunter, Anneliese, and Hilde; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. The family will be gathering privately to honor her life. Donations in her name may be made to: Saugerties Animal Shelter, 4 High Street, Saugerties, N.Y., 12477 or Boys and Girls Club of Ulster County - Saugerties Unit, P.O. Box 585, Saugerties, N.Y., 12477. https://www.lastingmemories.com/irene-meta-dodig
Published by the Daily Freeman from Jul. 14 to Jul. 15, 2021.