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Irene Frances Zaccagnio Kennedy

June 15, 1941 - December 26, 2018

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Memorial Service

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Service Time:
2:00 PM

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Notes

A memorial service will performed by Father Rob Staley on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception that will be held immediately following the service.

Irene Kennedy born on June 15, 1941 to Nicholas and Carmella Zaccagnio (DiGirolomo) passed away on December 26, 2018. She was raised in Madison, New Jersey but lived in Raleigh, North Carolina for 40+ years.

Irene retired from Bell South with 31 years of service primarily as a Customer Service Representative.

She is survived by Aunt Angelina Anthony and many dedicated friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html or St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church.
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Debra Mitchell
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January 31, 2019
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Debra Mitchell
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January 31, 2019
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karen s sarine
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January 28, 2019
My heart is heavy with sadness but I'm left with many fond memories of Irene whom I've known since the third grade. Always smiling, laughing, and full of fun. The golf course won't be the same without her. Rest In Peace my longtime dear friend.
Karen Sayres Sarine
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Derrick Parnell
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January 21, 2019
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Betty Norris
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January 21, 2019
So sorry for the loss of Irene. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile and always a friend to all. Irene was a great asset to the Southern Bell/BellSouth/AT&T family. She is already missed by so many of us at our December AT&T breakfast's. Rest in peace Irene.
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Gail Dewees
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January 19, 2019
We first met Irene as freshmen in high school. Confident and outgoing, she was a girl ahead of her time. When Irene truly deserved to be on the cheerleading squad, but didn't make it, she initiated the school's first twirling team. Irene was elected president of our senior class, a remarkable achievement in the fifties for a female student. She faced life’s difficulties, even devastating illness, with courage. We argued, cried, and laughed together many times over the past sixty years. And, as the words of that country song go, “When you have the choice to sit it out or dance…,” Irene always danced. She wouldn’t have it any other way. Rest in peace, dear friend. We will remember you always.

Nancy Scala
Gael Dewees
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Laura S Averette
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January 11, 2019
Irene was truly a gem. She always had a kind word to say to everyone and never met a stranger. Rest in peace.
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Laura S Averette
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January 11, 2019
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Barbara edwards
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January 9, 2019
Always a smiling face and loads of fun to be around Irene as a co-worker and friend from Bellsouth!! Barbara Edwards
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Janet Davis
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December 31, 2018
Sweet Irene...so very sorry for all the suffering you went through. Now you are free of any pain and rejoicing in heaven. You are a gem and God knows your value to us left here. We all learned from you. RIP
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Annie Alston
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December 30, 2018
Rest In Peace IRENE. GOD BLESS YOU FAMILY AT THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME.
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Annie Alston
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December 30, 2018
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Wanda Taybron
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December 30, 2018
I worked with Irene at BellSouth and she was one of the nicest people I ever met. She always had the biggest smile on her face when you saw her. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. My prayers and condolences go out to her family and friends. May God grant you comfort during this difficult time.
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Wanda Taybron
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December 30, 2018
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Betsy Durchuck
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December 30, 2018
I am very lucky to have know Irene. She was one of the kindest, caring and happiest people I have had the privilege to know. Betsy
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Vickie Jones
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December 29, 2018
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Carolyn Nichols
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December 29, 2018
I worked with Irene at PNC ARENA. What a lively person always with a smile and full of life. It was my honor to have known her. Rest In Peace Irene! :pray:
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Debbie Mikeal
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December 29, 2018
So sad to know my dear friend of over 40 years is gone. However, it is a comfort to know she is not struggling like she had for the past 14 months. Even though we lost her here on earth, we will see her again, and now she is reunited with Molly and Nick and having a joyous time with them. I love you, sweet friend.
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Terri Silver
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December 28, 2018
So sad to hear this. Irene was one of the happiest, kindest people I've ever known. Mom and Dad really liked her when they met. I will always remember her. God be with her family at this trying time.
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Terri Silver
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December 28, 2018
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Ruth Lyons
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December 28, 2018
Thank you Lord, Irene is finally at peace now which she so richly deserved. It was a privilege to be by her side and hold her hand as she was lovingly welcomed into the arms of Jesus. Although my heart is heavy, when I think of Irene in Heaven it beats with such joy! I love you my friend! :sparkling_heart:Ruth
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Theresa Hedgepeth
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December 28, 2018
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7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
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