On Sun., Oct. 16, 2011, age 89, of Wilmerding. Irene was born in Mt. Lebanon on July 17,1922. Beloved wife of 63 years of Edward J. Deenihan, Sr.; dear mother of John (Mary Lynn) of Chatsworth, CA, Edward J. (Kathleen) of Pleasanton, CA, Patrick (Janice) of Reno, NV, Rosemary (Orval) Choate of Nevada City, CA, Elizabeth (Kendall) Harmon of Summerville, SC, Margaret (Mark) Caruso of Winter Springs, FL, and Timothy (Jennifer) of Bridgeport, CT; sister of Leo Shaffer of Lithopolis, OH; also 14 grandchildren; daughter of the late Florenz and Mary Lageman Shaffer Lackner; also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Friends received at the JAMES F. FILIA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 354 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding on Mon. 6-8 p.m. and Tues. 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Jude the Apostle Church on Wed. at 11 a.m. Irene was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Rosary Society for 50 years, Tuesday morning bible study group for 18 years, and delivered Meals on Wheels for over 25 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial to Meals on Wheels at Linway Church, Rt. 30., East McKeesport, PA 15135 or St. Vincent DePaul Society of Pittsburgh.
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