Irene M. Ray
January 18, 1945 – February 7, 2021
On Sunday, February 7th, 2021, Irene M. Ray (76) of Westlake, OH passed away. Irene “Sam” or “Rene” as she preferred to be called, was preceded in death by Jack and Barbara Mahoney (parents), Lorn and Joe Mahoney (brothers) and is survived by her sister Margaret “Peg” McNamara. She was the beloved mother of Daniel and Kelly Ray, Shannon Fabec (Ray) and her husband Bryon Fabec. She adored her two grandchildren Jacob and Emily Ray. She was an incredible Aunt/Great Aunt to many nieces and nephews, and was blessed with friends all over the country! Irene was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and became a Flight Attendant with United Airlines at the age of 21. Due to poor business practices in the 1960s, she was forced to give up her dream job in order to start a family. She was a natural at performing the unrecognized duties as a military spouse; moving her family every few years, hosting parties, and ensuring her children always felt accepted into their new environments. In 1984, Rene was blessed with the opportunity to re-join the Friendly Skies of United Airlines where she was able to use her incredible sense of humor on a daily basis while taking care of her passengers. In 1988, she returned home to Cleveland to be closer to family. Prior to retiring in 2008, she worked her way up to become an International Flight Attendant, which afforded her the opportunity to see the world. In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to her favorite charity: https://cureforibd.donordrive.com Family and friends are invited for a Memorial Gathering Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 3 PM – 6 PM at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home 20820 Lorain Ave. Fairview Park, OH 44126. Inurnment Private.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Irene M. Ray
February 23, 2021
My sincere condolences to Peg on the loss of her sister and to the family and friends who knew and loved her. May memories build bridges your heart can cross whenever you are feeling sad.
February 11, 2021
My heart is broken my dear friend. We shared so many laughs and sometimes tears over these many years. I will miss you forever but now you are in God's kingdom. Rest in peace.
Love and sympathy to the family.
February 9, 2021
So sorry for your loss. May your positive memories comfort you at this sad time. Praying for God’s comfort and peace in your lives.