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Irene F. DeBaccoIrene F. DeBacco, 90, of Rimersburg, PA, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 26, 1928 in Monark, PA, the daughter of Michael and Angeline (Mohr) Anthony.
Irene lived in Rimersburg most of her life and at age 17 worked as a dishwasher at Baldy's Diner in Clarion. She began working as an inspector for Owens Illinois Glass Company at age 18 and remained there for 47 years, retiring in 1993. Irene was a member of St. Richard's Roman Catholic Church in Rimersburg and enjoyed crafting. She was gifted at crocheting and making doilies. Irene used her gift to make doilies to benefit her church and her family reunion.
Her memory will be cherished by her loving husband, John A. DeBacco, whom she married September 28, 1968; nephew, Charles Michael Anthony, of Strattanville; and niece, Barbara Jackson, of Clarion.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Joseph Frank Anthony and Michael Anthony; and sister, Evelyn Eisenhuth.
Relatives and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 758 Main Street, Rimersburg.
The Funeral Mass will take place at 11 AM on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at St. Richard's Roman Catholic Church, Purity Ave., Rimersburg, PA, with the Rev. William Kuba as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Eusebius Cemetery, East Brady, PA.
Contributions may be made in Irene's honor to the Sons of Italy Scholarship Fund, 758 Route 68, East Brady, PA 16028.
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