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Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 20, 2018
IRENE E. DENNE age 85, of Connellsville, formerly of Duquesne, at the home of her daughter, Sharon. An earthly angel gained her Heavenly wings on May 19, 2018, when Irene Denne passed through Heaven's Gates. She was a daughter of the late Walter and Stella (Blaczyewska) Balawajder. Irene was a wonderful and loving wife and mother. She loved and cherished her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family was her greatest joy in life. Irene always thought of others and would brighten the day of others by sending cards. She also enjoyed feeding birds every morning from the back porch. Irene will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. She loved listening to Polka Party every Sunday morning and enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Penguins. She was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and prayed the Rosary daily for those in need. Beloved wife of the late Bernard T. Denne; mother of Sharon (Bill) Crissman of Connellsville, PA, Linda (David) Konar of West Mifflin and Thomas B. Denne of Turtle Creek. Predeceased by her son-in-law, Carl I. Thomas, Jr.; grandmother of Amanda (David) Pinkosky, Sarah (Lenny) Minnick, Rachel Leonard, Michael Ragan and Nick Denne; great- grandmother of Kendall Minnick and Cole Minnick; sister of Genevieve (late William) Kalaskie, Kathy Ingel and the late Joseph (surviving spouse Audrey) Balawajder; also nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday, May 21, 2018, from 1-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.
Originally published May 20, 2018.
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