Irene Mercedes Unger

May 28, 1925November 28, 2012

IRENE FORDICE UNGER 5/28/25-11/28/12

A mother is a person who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.

Irene Fordice Unger, a Merced resident for most of her life, was born on May 28, 1925 in Los Banos, CA and passed away on November 28, 2012.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents, Edward William Larios and Maria Mercedes Larios; 1st husband, Irvin Fordice; 2nd husband, Art Unger; and sister, Alice Geyer Bartlett.

She leaves behind her daughter, Rennise (Richard) Ferrario; son, Doug (Karen) Fordice; grandchildren, Art (Trish) Ferrario, Neil (Megan) Fordice, Tony (Tamara) Ferrario, and Nick Fordice; great grandchildren, Sebastian, Rhylie, Carmine, and Easton Ferrario, Race and Ian Woodruff; and sister, Sandy Hefner.

Per family request services are private.

As we think of her, we will always remember her strength, beauty, and love for her family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

Irene Mercedes Unger

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Gene and Barbara Carbonaro

January 4, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Please accept our sympathy at this sad time.

December 8, 2012

A mother's love does not end with her passing. We carry with us every day. Your family is in my prayers.

James Murphy

December 6, 2012

My prayers are with you and your family. Irene was a special lady and she will be missed.

Rob Brummel

December 5, 2012

Doug, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Stratford Evans Funeral Chapel

November 29, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.