Irene Catherine Dunne, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on April 30, 2020 at her residence. She was retired from the Military Ocean Terminal after many years of service.
With a passion for the opera, Irene was a proud sponsor of the Metropolitan Opera House. She appreciated nature's beauty and was an avid gardener with a green thumb like no other.
Irene will be remembered for her feistiness and determination. She had a deep love for her family and enjoyed entertaining and hosting holiday gatherings and special occasions. She was an animal lover with a compassionate and selfless nature who supported many charitable animal organizations. She was also a contributor to the Defibrillator Maintenance Fund.
Irene was predeceased by her parents, Christopher and Frances Petrovich, her aunts, Peggy Pagurek and Mae Miller, her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Solomon Strow, and her most beloved husband of 65 years of marriage, William H. Dunne (deceased in 2012) and last but not least, all of her “furry kids” with the latest being her “Peanut”. Left to cherish her memory are her loving and devoted daughters, Francine and Kim Dunne, and her son Dr. Charles Krauss, and her niece Ann Strow Ogden of Florida and Georgia, Also survived by her adopted daughters, Roseanne Adams, Karen Mengo, Mary Ellen Piel, (who visited her often during her illness), Delilah Collins, and Dolores Cooper, (who were also her devoted and loving caregivers). She also leaves behind many dear friends from 34th Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Popcorn Park Association Raptor’s Trust or any animal organization of your choice.
Cremation will be private. Entombment of ashes will take place at a later date. Please consider leaving a condolence message or lighting a candle on the tribute wall above in honor of Irene. Your words of comfort may be just the light that the family needs during these trying times. Reaching out reminds them they are not isolated, alone or forgotten.
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