Irene DeRose, formerly of Madison, passed away peacefully on Aug. 13 at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of Frank DeRose, who predeceased her in 2008. She was born to John and Mary Kardash on July 17, 1930. She was the last in a long line of Kardash children: John, Mary, Michael, Peter, Elizabeth (and her daughter Lois), Stephen, George, Joseph, and Thomas.
She leaves behind her loving son, Thomas (Angela) DeRose; and daughter, Tina (David) D’Amico; grandchildren, Carlisa (Jeremy) DeRose and Vincent (Cathy) DeRose; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Jemma, and Jayla; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
A devout Catholic, she lived a full and beautiful life filled with prayer, family, and friends. Frank and Irene traveled to many corners of the globe, from the far Pacific to the Middle East. She loved all things to do with the home, including cooking, cleaning, decorating, and gardening. After closing her beauty shop in Monessen, she worked for many years at the Madison Bootery in Connecticut and was known and loved as the “shoe lady” for remembering every client’s size and special needs. She used her faith to light candles for anyone she met. She would pray for the sick, the needy, and the deceased. In her time of need, she received prayers back, twofold, and from every faith.
Memorial contributions may be made to Irene’s Candle Ministry at St. George Church at https://gofund.me/f35d01b5.
Visitations and funeral services were held in Pennsylvania. Irene was laid to rest in the Belle Vernon Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Frye Funeral Home., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com