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Irene Stephens

November 28, 1931 December 1, 2018
Irene Stephens
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Obituary for Irene Stephens

Irene Stephens, 87, of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of Vero Beach, FL, passed away on December 1, 2018 at Shore Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Tegan Stephens. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 28, 1931 to the late Michael and Helena (Wyrostek) Zachwieja. Irene was a graduate of Girls High School in Philadelphia and St. Francis Business School. She was employed as an Office Manager for a cardiologist office. She was involved in local community activities in Philadelphia, spearheading community projects. She was a fabulous cook, baker, and host of creative dinner parties. She enjoyed renovating houses with her husband. She and her husband were owners and operators of The Lilac House in Ocean City, NJ, a Victorian tea parlor. She enjoyed music and the arts, and also published a book titled “Love Seed Sown”. She was very spiritual, and was a great benefactor and supporter to Fr. Sanjeeb, a priest in a poor village in India, the only church for miles around, where she gifted vestments and a chalice for the church. She enjoyed family gatherings, and was most proud of her grandchildren, of whom she was a great source of strength and admiration. Irene is survived by her two daughters Maureen Combatti (William) of Ocean View, NJ, Veronica Braccio (the late Michael) of Ambler, PA, 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by all her siblings Thomas, John, Stanley Zachwieja, Josephine Soban and Anna Wajda. Relatives and friends are invited to a Viewing from 10-11 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forest Ave., Ambler, PA. Interment in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.ciavarellifuneralhomes.com.


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Viewing

Friday

7

Dec

10:00 AM 12/7/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/7/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church

259 Forest Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002

St. Anthony of Padua Church
259 Forest Avenue Ambler 19002 PA
US

Funeral Mass

Friday

7

Dec

11:00 AM 12/7/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church

259 Forest Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002

St. Anthony of Padua Church
259 Forest Avenue Ambler 19002 PA
US

Cemetery Details

Location

Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery Final Resting Place

654 Ferry Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

654 Ferry Road Doylestown 18901 PA
US
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