Irene C. Adams, 91 years of Uniontown died peacefully May 8, 2011 in the Peroni Personal Care Home, Uniontown. She was born on November 27, 1919 in Continental # 2, PA, the daughter of Stephen Adams and Kathryn Hudak. In addition to her parents, Irene is preceded in death by her beloved grandson Gregory Adams in 2010; three brothers Stephen Adams, Jr., Edward Adams and Emil Adams; two sisters Emma Alms and Bertha Wilson; and two nephews Robert and Dennis Wilson.
Irene was a graduate of South Union High School Class of 1938 and of the Washington D.C Nursing School and of California State Teachers College with a BS degree in Public School Health and Nursing. She worked as a nurse and a nurse anesthetist for Uniontown Hospital for over 30 years. Irene enjoyed gardening, painting but most importantly her deep catholic faith. She went to mass daily and enjoyed being a member of St. Mary’s Nativity R.C. Church, singing in the St. Mary’s Nativity R.C. Church choir, participating as an elector, teaching catechism and monitoring recess at St. Mary’s School.
Surviving are her son David L. Adams of Mesa, AZ; a grandson Phillip Adams of Uniontown; a granddaughter Emily Madison Adams; six nephews Tim, Mike and Jake Wilson of Murrysville, PA, Christopher Adams of Colorado, Richard Adams of Michigan and Stephen Adams of Connecticut.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Andrew D Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA 15401 where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 until 4 PM and 7 until 9 PM. Visitation will continue on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 8:30 until 9:30 AM in the funeral home followed by a mass celebrating Irene’s life in St. Mary’s Nativity R. C. Church at 10 AM with Rev. Fr. Stephen Bugay as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. St Anthony Friary will hold services at 3:00 PM and a Parish Wake Service will be held at 3:30 PM on Wednesday
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