Irene Lorenz Konechny

October 29, 1925July 2, 2014

Irene Lorenz Konechny, a lifelong Yonkers resident, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at St. John’s Riverside Hospital. She was 88 years old. She was born on October 29, 1925 to John and Katherine Smith Kearns in Yonkers, where she was raised and educated. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. Irene was a resident of Fr. Finian Sullivan Towers, where she enjoyed community events, holiday parties, card games, and bingo with her beloved friends. She was also a former member of the St. Joseph’s Club. In 1946, Irene married Joseph Lorenz in St. Joseph’s Church. Mr. Lorenz died in 1964. In 1972, she married Edward Konechny, also in St. Joseph’s Church. Mr. Konechny died in 2011. Irene is survived and cherished by her son, Joseph Lorenz and his wife Marianne of Yonkers, stepdaughter Barbara (George) Rejwan of New Jersey, grandchildren, Stacey Torrano and Jason (Jill) Lorenz, great-grandchildren, Evan and Tyler, and nephew Robert Willsea and Sandy. She is predeceased by all of her siblings. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church on Monday, July 7 at 11am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488


  • Visitation Sunday, July 6, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, July 6, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 7, 2014

Irene Lorenz Konechny

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Steven Rossi

July 7, 2014

Joe, sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Denise and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Carol Fitzpatrick

July 6, 2014

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a great neighbor and a nice lady! I know she'll be missed.
She's in our thoughts.

Carol & Irene Fitzpatrick

Carol Hewitt Costello

July 5, 2014

One of my happiest memories of big I, would be going to the ice cream palor on Broadway in Yonkers ! We would go there on a Friday night , with my mom and Mrs. L! Mrs L . Would always get a chocolate malt ! I would get one too because she had one!I love it and loved her she was a great lady! One of my mom's closest friends!

Beth Bergslien

July 5, 2014

Our deepest condolences. We were so sorry to hear of Irene's passing. She was a part of all of my early childhood memories. My mom passed away on June 11th so it's a comfort to know they will be having tea in heaven . Beth (Hewitt) Bergslien

Loren Varian

July 4, 2014

Aunt Irene was such a wonderful woman! I have such happy memories of all our wonderful family get togethers. She was very special to me. I chose her to be my sponser for my confirmation. She was always so much fun to be around. Her laughter filled the room. Her love and her kindness will live on in her beautiful family. All my love always, Loren and Richard Varian (Hopewell Jct., NY)

Ann and Bob Lorenz

July 4, 2014

Marianne and Joe,
Bob and I wish you so much love. We were very blessed to have connected with Aunt Irene and with you. She was such a charming and loving lady. So full of love and life when we talked! Wishing you peace. You are in our prayers. With love Ann and Bob