Iris (Farrell) Urtz
March 25, 1935 – March 29, 2018
Iris Urtz (nee Farrell) passed away surrounded by her family after a long illness on March 29, 2018. Iris was born on March 25, 1935 in the London borough of Islington in the United Kingdom. She immigrated to the United States in 1960 and married the love of her life Wally Urtz on July 9, 1966. Iris was a Yonkers resident for over 50 years and while living there worked at Andrus on Hudson for over 25 years. She is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Daisy Farrell. Iris was a spirited lady with a warm soul who made everyone she met feel special. She greatly enjoyed spending her free time with family. Iris is survived by her husband Wally and her sons Tom (Beth) and Walter (Kelly) Urtz. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Alice Anderson and Cathy Urtz, her nephew Anthony Rodriguez, her nieces Sharon Halfmann and Michele Diaz, grandchildren Kaitlin, Tom and Ryan Urtz, grand-niece Madalyn Rodriguez, grand-nephews Ivan Rodriguez and Nico Diaz and great-grandchild John Thomas Godino. In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Make a Wish Foundation and/or the Alzheimer's Association. Visitation will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Monday from 3pm to 8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
- Visitation Monday, April 2, 2018
- Mass Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Iris (Farrell) Urtz
March 30, 2018
I will miss Iris. Another family angel to leave us. Not only is she my sister's mother in law...but she was a Nanny to my children in sad times. She was my "bestest" Downton Abbey partner. We disagreed in deciphering certain episodes...but laughed and looked forward to the next. I am sure you are wearing one of Lady Mary's frocks right now! I will think of you while watching every BBC show, Iris. You were my Brit link to fashion, ways of the times and what's happening now. I loved everyone of our conversation.
Now...I know you are...but let me say how proud you should be of the ones still here. Good job me Lady. You did good.
I hope you find Lorraine and Ray and catch them up with news and laugh and laugh. And Gig too!
Goodbye me Lady...God's speed.