Irene Migliorini, 94, North Manchester, IN, passed away on the morning of July 11, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community. Irene was born to Polish immigrants, John and Theresa (Laskowski) Struglinski, on December 3, 1924, in Spring Valley, Illinois. On March 3, 1944, she married Deno Migliorini, the son of Italian immigrants. Irene delivered their first child, daughter Dana, while Deno was in Europe serving in WWII. Seven years later their son, David, was born. The family moved to North Manchester in 1958. In April of 1966, Deno passed away.
Irene worked for the Wabash Plain Dealer and retired in 1989, after 25 years. She enjoyed playing bridge and backgammon, bowling, doing crossword puzzles, shopping for clothes and antiques, and going to the movies. She loved traveling, whether to Hawaii, Spain, Jamaica, or tournament destinations with her Quality Hardwood bowling teammates. She was proud to have been Salutatorian of her 1942 graduating class at Hall Township High School, IL.
She loved, and was loved by her family: daughter, Dana Lucas of South Lake Tahoe, CA, son David (Teresa) Migliorini of N. Manchester, her grandchildren: Tony Lucas, Henderson NV, Eris Migliorini (James Elliott) and Deno Migliorini (Greta Miller) of N. Manchester, and two great grandchildren: Sarah Lucas, Laguna Beach, CA, and Kai Elliott, N. Manchester.
Her family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to every volunteer from Meals on Wheels who delivered her meals for many years, and to each nurse, aide, dining room attendant, and general staff member of the Peabody Community, who appreciated her sense of humor, and lovingly and respectfully looked after Irene in her last year of life.
Those wishing to honor Irene might consider a contribution to: Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 243, N. Manchester, or The Caring Circle c/o Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. 7th, N. Manchester.
Burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery, Spring Valley, IL, at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
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Meals on Wheels
P.O. Box 243, North Manchester IN 46962
Peabody Caring Circle
400 West 7th Street, North Manchester IN 46962