McHenry – Irene M. Faifer, 79, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012.
She was born August 20, 1933 in Bronx, New York to Myrtle (LaCoste) and Harold Godwin. On June 5, 1954, she married William J. Faifer in Keansburg, New Jersey.
She worked for many years at Baxter Medical Supplies, and enjoyed playing the piano in her spare time. She sang in the church choirs at both Santa Maria and San Pablo Catholic Church, and in the Northport Chorale.
She is survived by her husband, William; her children, William (Mary) Faifer, Jeannine Grippo, Linda (Bruce) Flynn, Christopher Faifer, Dianne (Frank) Kohlmeyer, Richard (Janine) Faifer, Anthony Faifer, and Maria Houston; 18 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Luke and Nicole.
A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 11am to 12pm at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. A memorial mass will follow at 12pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Irene's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.querhammerandflagg.com. For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.