Irene B Dearie

August 17, 1920May 14, 2019

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Irene B. Dearie, 98, passed peacefully with family at her side, in Aurora, OH. Irene was born on August 17, 1920 in Cleveland, OH to Anthony and Agnes (Skowronek)Malecke. Irene enlisted in the WAC in 1942 and is a veteran of WWII. She married Joseph H.Dearie in 1946. Irene was a long time resident of Fort Myers, FL where she enjoyed her friends and the Florida sun through her golden years. Survivors include daughter Peggy (Howard) Studer of Aurora and son Wayne Dearie of Virginia, Grandchildren Dawn (Leo) Fertig, Ryan (Jenny) Dustman, Beth (Mike) Moser, Mike Studer, Joe Foxall, Michelle Foxall. Irene was lovingly called “Babcia, or Bop for short” to her many Great Grandchildren. They include Kayla Fertig, Adam Fertig, Jacob Dustman, Madison Dustman, Megan Moser, Brynn Moser, Lauren Moser, and Michael Studer. Irene is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Bruce Dearie and daughter Susan Foxall. She was full of little surprises and big wisdoms. She loved puzzles, playing cards, and coloring. Irene will be greatly missed by her many family and friends that loved her and she loved so dearly. We’d like to thank her hospice nurses Michelle, Jackie, and Darlene from hospice of the Western Reserve. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101 Cleveland, OH 44192 or The family will receive friends at THE DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME 5975 MAYFIELD RD. MAYFIELD HTS., (at Lander Rd.) SUNDAY 1 TO 3 PM. Online condolences and guest registry


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Sharon Bence Wheeler

May 19, 2019

I can still remember my Mom and Mrs. Dearie laughing at our kitchen table about one thing or another. They enjoyed working together, where they met and became friends. Mrs. Dearie was among the friends who helped my Mother make canapes for my wedding, and then showed up at our backyard reception to serve them. I hope Irene and Dottie are together once more sharing a laugh and an adventure!

Kit Studer

May 16, 2019

Irene was a special person, always so full of life. She will be missed.