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Irene English

12/31/1928
05/19/2023

Irene English, age 94, passed away May 19, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Richard; parents,Anthony and Rosa Corsiglia; sisters, Jeanette and Louise, and her brothers, Joseph, George and Donald. Irene is survived by her children, Bill (Betsi) English, Mary Jo (Ron) Benyo, Tom (Susan) English, Tim (Liz) English; grandchildren, Lindsey English, Mike (Melissa) English, Steve English, Joe English, Ben English, Patrick English, Margaret English; great-grandchildren, Juniper, Adrian, and Isaiah. Irene will be missed by her many special friends at IHM where she belonged to the Ladies Guild, Steven’s  Ministry, the Resurrection Choir, and was a long time tutor at the school. Irene’s favorite pastime was cooking, especially Italian favorites passed on from her parents who immigrated from Italy to Kalamazoo Michigan, where Irene was born and grew up. She also enjoyed reading, playing bridge and golfing. Irene loved to meet new people and hearing all about you, your life and your family. A special thanks goes to the care team at Clark Retirement Home who took wonderful care of Irene and quickly became her new friends over the past two years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Friday, May 26, 2023, with visitation one hour prior at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids Michigan 49506. Rev Troy Nevins presiding. Private Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to The Killgoar Foundation for IHM School, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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  1. My sympathies to the English family. Your mom was a ray of sunshine to us all. There is a great reunion happening this week! Love to all, Karen

  2. IHM’s loss is heaven’s gain! Irene and Dick were longtime friends and such a joy to know through the years. We send our love and prayers to their children and grandchildren knowing that they will find joy in knowing that their parents/grandparents are together again now seeing God face to face!

    Mary Passinault and family

  3. Rest in peace Mrs English. I remember her as a member of the “Old Guard” who prominently displayed their faith and was a role model for all.

  4. May the family find God’s loving arms around them at this difficult time and relish the many wonderful memories of her earthly life provide comfort to all. HUGS to all!

  5. Kids, I am so sorry for the loss of you mom!
    Such a terrific lady. She will now be with your dad.❤️

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Memorial Contributions:

The Killgoar Foundation for IHM School

1935 Plymouth Ave. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506