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Naugatuck-Irene C. (Grenick) Slabicki, age 94, widow of Walter P. Slabicki, passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at her home.
Irene was born in Waterbury, CT on September 24, 1924, daughter of the late Joseph and Emelia (Rokowicz) Grenick. She was a graduate of Wilby High School Class of 1942. She resided in Naugatuck for over 65 years and was employed as Welfare Director of the Town of Naugatuck for over 19 years. Irene was a proud member of St. Hedwig’s Ladies Guild, St. Hedwig Church Parish Council, where she served as recording and corresponding secretary, and the Seymour Senior Center.
She enjoyed traveling the country with her husband, Walter, cooking & baking, knitting, crocheting, gardening, creating soft sculpture & porcelain dolls, and 3 D paper sculpture pictures. Irene was a fan of the New York Yankees, Washington Redskins, and UConn women and men’s basketball. She especially enjoyed her casino trips.
Her faith carried her throughout her life and she has been blessed with many dear friends. She was proud of both her daughters and her son in law, who was like a son to her.
Irene is survived by her daughter, Denise Carrington and her husband Brian; nine nieces and nephews; 20 great nieces and nephews; and many great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter Atty. Diane E. Slabicki; her brother Stanley Grenick; her sisters, Jennie Romanski and Mary Garthwait; sister in law Margaret Brezowicz; brothers in law, Chester Romanski, John Garthwait, and Frank Brezowicz; and niece Margaret (Brezowicz) Fellers.
Special thanks to Dr. Kangaratnam Jega and Dr. Henry Borkowski for their many years of caring. The family wishes to thank her dedicated caregivers, Bernadeta and Malgorzata, and the staff at VITAS.
Her funeral will be held on Friday June 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, to St. Hedwig Church, 32 Golden Hill Street, Naugatuck, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Members of St. Hedwig’s Ladies Guild will meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75851, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 75851, Topeka KS 66675-8517