Obituaries: Irene Schwend


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Mrs. Irene E. Schwend, 91, died on Friday April 9, 2010 in Morristown.

A funeral mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona on Monday April 12 at 10 a.m. Visiting in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Ave., Verona on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Born in Jersey City, Mrs. Schwend moved to Verona in 1945. She was a supervisor at Bankers National Life Insurance Company in Verona and Parsippany for 25 years, retiring in 1990.

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She is a past president of the Verona Senior Citizens and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Verona Fire Department.

Mrs. Schwend was the wife of the late Fred Schwend, the mother of Frederick S. Schwend, Sr. and his wife Leslie, the grandmother of Rick Schwend and his wife Stacy and Kelly Cooke and her husband Kevin, and the great grandmother of Justin and Emily Cooke.

Memorial donations to Verona Rescue Squad would be appreciated.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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