Obituary of IRENE B. WRIGHT

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Irene B. Wright passed away on April 11, 2022 @ 5:04 pm from a 2-year battle with cancer of the soft pallet while her daughter Michelle held her hand. She put up a valiant fight but in the end, cancer won the war and took her from us too soon. God now has another angel in Heaven to watch over us and he has relieved her of all her pain. She was born on February 11, 1946 in Dublin, Ireland to Maureen Patricia Forde. She married and moved to the United States where she had her daughter Michelle and started the next chapter of her life. Irene called Woodridge, IL home for the last 37 years. She leaves behind many friends in her condo community (Diane, Ellaine, Mario, Phyllis, Roseanne, Shirley & Virginia) and her very dear friend Marilyn who introduced her to long walks in the Arboretum where they logged many steps together over the years. She spent most of her professional career as an Executive Assistant with the ability to smoke the typewriter with her 95+ words a minute, took shorthand and dictation two things most people today are unfamiliar with. She was a lover of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. As of late, it was an evening ritual that we shared as a family. Her body may have been giving out but her mind remained sharp no doubt from the questions on these shows. She cherished her trips home to visit family, loved when the family would visit her in "The States" or she would go join her cousin Tracey's family when they would visit Florida. She was predeceased by her mother, step-father Jeremiah Forde, grandmother Jessica "Granny" Stedman, her brothers Mike & Jed Forde, Stanley & Evelyn Raskiewicz, and grand pooches Goldie, Mr. B, Huey, Cleo, and Bogart. She is survived by her daughter Michelle Raskiewicz, Paul Perry & Rex of Dallas, TX, her sister Joan Miriam Teresa Parkinson, (Steve), niece Haley Jane Godfrey, nephew Pall Wall, her cousin Tracey Ann Merret (Steve), and Tracey's children Siobhan Hartley and Darren Street. Irene chose to be cremated, some of her ashes will remain with Michelle, and some taken to England to be with her family there. A memorial service will be held in Illinois for her as that was where her life was and the place she so loved. Irene was a very proud woman with a beautiful smile, a big heart, and loved animals, may she rest in peace until we meet again. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear In lieu of flowers, please make remembrances in her name to one of these animal rescues. Always and Furever Kindness Ranch Michelle Raskiewicz 6245 Sudbury Dr. Dallas, TX 75214 cell: 214-213-9410
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