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Irene Miccio

June 16, 1930March 19, 2021

Irene Miccio, 90, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt passed away peacefully on Friday, March 19, 2021.

Born in the Ukraine, the family moved from place to place. Irene left home at 18 years old when she traveled to Canada. There she attended school, earned a nursing degree, and worked at Shriner’s Hospital for Children as a nurse, all while saving money to bring her parents and younger sister to join her in living a better life. During this time, life was difficult with families fighting to keep each other safe and together. Irene’s family was no exception. As her parents were dealing with the current situation, Irene practically raised her younger sister, Lucy. The family ended up in Lakewood, NJ, where Irene met a funny, kind, and handsome man, Alfred, that she was smart enough to marry. They embarked on their next adventure, starting the big family they always wanted.

After years of involvement in her children’s numerous school activities, she decided to join the Lakewood Board of Education in 1977 and served for 33 years. After Al’s untimely death in 1978, she took a job working for Lakewood Township, while raising her 6 kids on her own. She retired after almost 30 years. Irene was a very strong, determined, independent woman who was a force to be reckoned with. Family, near and far, immediate or distant, was the most important thing to her and she seized every opportunity she could to spend time with them and enjoyed every minute.

Predeceased by the love of her life, Alfred, her parents, Nestor and Nadia Dandyk, and beloved younger sister Lucy Clifford. And we can’t forget her beloved rescue dog, Yugi.

Irene is survived by her children, Alfie, Paul, Jenny, Mike, Willy, and Linda, her son in law, George Schenck, her grandchildren, Kristilynn, Georgia, George, and Michael, and her “nutty” rescue dog, Benji, who, by the way, kept her active and amused! In addition, she also has many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. Irene is also survived by her best friend of over 60 years, Velma Segalla.

Relatives and friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 and from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the D’Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at St. Mary of the Lake Church, Lakewood, N.J. Interment will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in her name may be made to Irene’s favorites charities: Shriner’s Hospital for Children, St. Jude, and Boys Town. Being that Irene was a charitable person, donations can also be made to a charity of your choice. Mass cards at St. Mary’s of the Lake are also another option.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

Memories

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joan noble

April 4, 2021

My condolences to the familyWe were neighbors of Irene and the family .I saw the kids grow into men and woman .She did a lot in her life and lived a good long time

Carrie Bush

March 24, 2021

Thinking of you all and I am so very sorry for your loss. Here for you, Michael. - Ms. Bush

Nancy Pugliese

March 23, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. ❤️

Ingrid Reitano

March 23, 2021

I remember the night we went out to dinner......Bobby, Nancy, Linda, Joanne.....and we sang Good Night Irene to you.....You cried.

I think of some of the fun we had....and smile.

You were a force to be reckoned with for sure!!!!!

Rest easy my friend.

Love,
Ingrid

ROBERT FINGER

March 23, 2021

I worked with Irene at the Lakewood Board of Education when she was a member of the Board. A lovely lady, always a kind word to everyone and always looking out and working for the students in Lakewood.

My thoughts, condolences and prayers go out to her family. She will be missed.

Judy Amatelli

March 21, 2021

Re Re was one of those special ladies who told it like it is and always said it with love. Although we met only a few years ago, it felt like we were family. Any time spent with the Miccio family was filled with laughter and joy. To Jenny and family, my heart goes out to you and I send my deepest condolences. Re Re, I am sending you a long hug. You will be missed! xoxoxoxo

Frankie Kiernan

March 21, 2021

Aunt Irene you were such a wonderful person who was always so full of life. I always got so excited when my dad told me that we were going to visit you and looked forward to seeing you. When I got older I Loved visiting my cousins especially because I knew that I would get to see you. I will miss you very much and will cherish all of our memories.

Jenny Miccio

March 21, 2021

Love you, Mom.

Paul Miccio

March 21, 2021

Mom, you were always larger than life in your own way. I always admired & was amazed but what you've done and what you've been through. You are loved more and by more than you probably ever knew. Strong beyond belief. Love You & miss you terribly.

Felix Velez

March 20, 2021

Irene you served our community with Honor and Distinction..please tell Alfie his favorite shoe shine boy cherished his talks and advice...May Your Memories Be An Eternal Blessing...

FROM THE FAMILY