Irene Speake, age 72, of Oxford, Connecticut, the beloved wife of Thomas R. Speake, entered into rest peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Waterbury Hospital. She was born in Passaic, NJ on August 1, 1950, loving daughter of the late Michael and Mary Hrinya Hadginske. Irene received a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering and Material Science from the University of Pennsylvania prior to her long career. Her most recent position was as a Metallurgical Engineer with Hamilton Sundstrand of Windsor Locks. She loved doing crossword puzzles and going on cruises with her husband Tom. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her family and many friends. Irene will be sadly missed by all but will remain forever in our hearts.
Her loving family in addition to her husband Tom includes her brother Paul Hadginske and his wife Mary Ann of York, PA and her three nephews and one niece.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at St. John The Baptist R.O. Church, 170 Lexington Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055. Funeral Liturgy to follow at 10:00 am. Interment will be in the family plot at East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton, NJ. Please visit www.bizubquinlan.com for complete information and to leave condolences on the Tribute Wall section of the obituary. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Irene’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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