Wrisley Funeral Home
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Irene Yurkevicz

Services will be held at Wrisley Funeral Home on October 7 2017 at 1pm. A Panachyda Service will be celebrated at 1:30PM with the Rev. Andriy Krip , pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church officiating

Irene Yurkevicz, 65, of Sunderland, MA, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Irene was the daughter of the late Roman and Elizabeth Yurkevicz, who were also longtime residents of Sunderland before their passing. Irene grew up in Sunderland, attending the local elementary school and Frontier Regional High School, where she was the Salutatorian of the class of 1969. For undergraduate studies, she attended Clark University for Psychology and went on to receive Masters Degrees from the University of Connecticut in Social Work and later from Elm’s College in Teaching.

 

Irene was truly adventurous and spent the early part of her adulthood travelling the globe, including Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Irene enjoyed gardening as her true passion and hobby in life, always weeding and planting flowers in her expansive gardens during the summer months. She was also part business owner of Mt. Toby Greenhouses in Sunderland with her brother Paul, a three generation family greenhouse business that has been around for over 50 years.

 

Irene is survived by her daughter Annali Yurkevicz of Sunderland, MA and brother Paul Yurkevicz of Montague, MA.

 

Services will be held at Wrisley Funeral Home on October 7 2017 at 1pm. A Panachyda Service will be celebrated at 1:30PM with the Rev. Andriy Krip , pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church officiating.

 

Expressions of sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com