Irene M. Faifer

August 20, 1933November 3, 2012

McHenry – Irene M. Faifer, 79, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012. She was born August 20, 1933 in Bronx, New York to Myrtle (LaCoste) and Harold Godwin. On June 5, 1954, she married William J. Faifer in Keansburg, New Jersey. She worked for many years at Baxter Medical Supplies, and enjoyed playing the piano in her spare time. She sang in the church choirs at both Santa Maria and San Pablo Catholic Church, and in the Northport Chorale. She is survived by her husband, William; her children, William (Mary) Faifer, Jeannine Grippo, Linda (Bruce) Flynn, Christopher Faifer, Dianne (Frank) Kohlmeyer, Richard (Janine) Faifer, Anthony Faifer, and Maria Houston; 18 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Luke and Nicole. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 11am to 12pm at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. A memorial mass will follow at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Irene’s honor to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090. Online condolences may be expressed at For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 17, 2012
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, November 17, 2012

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William Godwin

November 27, 2012

What is appropriate to say when someone has left us except to keep them and their family in our prayers! I met Aunt Irene through Uncle Edward when I stayed with him a couple days he took me to Aunt Irene and Uncle Bills home here in Florida this was our first and last visit but a memorable one as Aunt Irene did not hesitate to let me know that I was part of the family with hugs and hospitality and Uncle Bill took me outside to their Grape Fruit tree which we ate from prior that day. Aunt Jeannette and her family took my 2 younger brothers and me at 2 years old in for 4 years after my mother passed. Aunt Helen when I was 1 who accepted both my mother and I to stay with her and family till we got settled when we came back from over seas. Aunt Hazel who it was a joy to meet when here in Florida (again through Uncle Edward) who welcomed me like I was always a part of her families lives. Aunt Irene has shown that she as well as her Sisters in my life time whether there was a need or not that their love goes beyond themselves and touches everyone who have met them, My brothers and I are still together from this love they had for each other, I can't imagine the love they all had for each other growing up together to share it with others, their families must have been eternally blessed, for me there is no better reward than to be a part of their lives no matter how brief with all the love they had to give. I will miss you Aunt Irene!
Love with our prayers
William,Harold,Chester Godwin Williams email

Loretta Gmuer

November 26, 2012

Prays and warmest thought to all of you. Uncle Bill you take care of yourself.

Noreen McAndrew

November 25, 2012

Mom Faifer...
Can't thank you enough for being there when I needed a Mother.
Give Luke a squeeze for me as well!! XO "Cricket"

Teri Stanley

November 16, 2012

Dear Jeannine,
Our hearts are with you at this difficult time. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and our prayers. I have fond memories of the times I met your mom. She and your dad were always so fun to be around! I remember when my mom passed away, Irene said she was up all night thinking about Helen...almost like she knew. Now they are together at peace! We love you...Teri, Carl, Conor & Lauren

Kellie Menzel

November 14, 2012

Dear Linda and Faifer family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom. I fondly remember the early days in Belford. I always loved your Mom's laugh.
My thoughts are with you all.

Beth Anne (Jasiak) Lowery

November 13, 2012

Aunt Irene & Uncle Bill have always been my ideal couple. No matter what, they had it all; love, laughter, and family. My heart goes out to my dear Uncle and my amazing cousins. I will never forget Aunt Irene's voice or beautiful spirit. Some folks are meant to be remembered forever!! God bless! Beth Anne (Jasiak) Lowery

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