Irene C. De Jordy, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on May 18, 2021. Irene leaves her beloved husband Eugene and four children Terri and her husband John, Gene and his wife Jamie, Tom and his wife Maria, Steve and his wife Heather, as well as grandchildren Jessica, Katherine and Michael Larrabee; Dakota, Keean and Kaitlyn De Jordy; Alexander, Jack, Benjamin and Thomas De Jordy; Hannah, Stephen, Tyler De Jordy and his partner Hannah with new great-grandchild Sadie. Irene is predeceased by her sisters Patricia Marteka and Pauline Allen and her brother Rev. Anthony Marteka and is survived by her sister Mary Bilodeau and brother Edward Marteka. Irene also leaves her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She so enjoyed each and every one of them.
Irene was born on November 22, 1932 to Mary Novak and Anthony Marteka and grew up in Whitinsville, MA. Irene valued education and truly enjoyed her professional life, first in data processing at Whitin Machine Works and then as credit manager at David Clark Company. Upon retiring, Irene channeled her tremendous energy and enthusiasm into helping her children renovate their homes and caring for her grandchildren. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She always was up to date on the activities and interests of all 13 grandchildren and enthusiastically embraced whatever they loved. She kept a running list in her mind of everyone’s favorite food and magically would whip together a lasagna or batch of brownies at a moment’s notice when a grandchild appeared at the door.
A private memorial mass for Irene will be held at St. Denis Church in Douglas on May 24 at 11 am. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Whitinsville. Memorial donations in Irene’s memory may be made to St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug Street, Douglas, MA 01516. To leave a condolence message for her family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com
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