- September 19, 1921 - December 23, 2016
- Kittery, Maine
of Irene's Passing
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“Irene enjoyed a good long life. So many cannot say the same. She was especially strong.Ps. 90:10
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“My heart melts with your loss. Sending love to Nancy, Peter and everyone else who loved and will miss Irene.
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dinneen Viggiano - New York, NY
“Great Auntie Irene, you will be missed greatly. I will always be careful for your love and support. Time spent with you and Nat meant so much to...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Sarah Baun - Natick, MA
“I extend my sincere sympathy to the family for your loss, may the memories you shared bring you peace and comfort
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“Auntie Irene, you are loved and you will be missed. Growing up, our weekly visits to the farm to visit you and Nat, and Great Grammy were always so...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Laura Grant - MA - Family
“May the family hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times they shared together as they celebrate a life well lived and loved by family...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: GP
“Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at Hosea 13:14. L Ohio
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend
“May your memories of time you spent together, bring you peace and comfort.
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“Auntie Irene was my second mother . She was there to support me as well as designate doing chores when the cousins were together at Rye Beach !She...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Davis Walpole - Harwich, MA
“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
10 of 10 | Posted by: A friend
Irene L. (Sztucinski) Bellantoni passed peacefully December 23 at age 95. Beloved wife of the late Natale T. Bellantoni (married in 1946). Mother of Stephen J. Bellantone, David Bellantone and his wife Robin, Nancy Bellantoni and her husband Peter J. Galipault. Grandmother of Stephen Bellantone and his wife Cara, Marc Bellantone and his wife Angela, Jessica Bellantone and Evan Bellantone. Great grandmother of 5. Sister of the late Emil, Eugene and Stephen Sztucinski and Felicia Davis. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Daughter of Polish immigrants, Stanley Sztucinski and Katherine Krupska. Born September 19, 1921 in Lawrence, MA, attended Polish Catholic school, then moved to Reading, MA.
A graduate of Mass College of Art in Costume Design (1943), and Art Education (MA 1971), Irene met Nat at Mass Art and they became engaged before he left for service during WWII. Irene worked at Coleman's department store as a window designer and later as an art teacher in North Andover.
Irene loved her summer home in Rye, NH and encouraged her children to explore the beach and paint. She is remembered for her love of family and their friends, welcoming everyone into her home. Her sense of fashion and color, creative artistry, her love of painting and pastel portraits. Irene enjoyed learning new things; traveling to Sicily, China, Hong Kong, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic and California. She was much loved by everyone.
Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories on Thursday December 29th from 10am–12pm in the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT 28) Stoneham MA. Parking attendants and elevator available. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham.
In lieu of flowers, consider making donations to Planned Parenthood, The Sierra Club or The Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund for Standing Rock.
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