February 17, 1921 ~ May 18, 2016
Our beloved Irene Nora Crowley passed away in Torrance California (where she was a resident for 64 years) at the age of 95.
Irene is predeceased by her parents Rosa and Angelo Zandonatti; her siblings Richard, Caroline and Alda; her husband William F. Crowley; her daughter Colleen McCoy and her granddaughter, Shannon Quigley Runningbear.
Irene is survived by her siblings: Joe Zandonatti, Angelo Zandonatti, Bill Zandonatti, Rose Marie Andriolo, Emma Waner, Agnes Paone, and Gloria Nargie; her children: Kathleen Crowley Shortridge, Kevin Crowley and Cynthia Philpott and her grandchildren: Cain Quigley, Keegan Quigley, Sean Crowley, Brian Crowley, Lisa Hoff, Eric Hoff, Erin Brewer, Kalah Filippi and Tim Mccoy, and greatgrandchildren: Fisher Quigley, Tye Quigley, Austin Crowley, McKenna Crowley, and Bella Crowley.
Born of an immigrant father who came to work on the spaghetti railroad and mother from Texas, Irene enjoyed growing up on a farm and moving to Rockford, Illinois where she played baseball while the men were at WWII. She was Rosie the Riveter and enjoyed dancing at the USO where she met her husband Bill. They loved to dance together - the jitterbug and swing. They moved to Santa Monica and then to the South Bay where she eventually lived alone for the last 34 years.
She loved to travel and collect antiques. She supported the scouts and teams of her children and grandchildren, her church, and worked at Zoyas modeling and retailing until she was 80. She walked every day and was active physically until she was 94. She was a Deer at the Elks in Redondo and loved her social life and her family and friends. She wanted to go home to her Mom. Irene was a grand and lovely woman and will be missed by many.
Good Nite Irene until we meet again…
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