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URBANCZYK, Irene M. (Szwagiel)

URBANCZYK - Irene M. (nee Szwagiel) IAge 89, formerly a longtime resident of Lackawanna, NY, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 in Pennsylvania, where she lived near her daughter. She was the wife of the late Frank S. Urbanczyk. They were married 46 years when he passed away in 1993. Born in Lackawanna, NY, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Rusinek) Szwagiel. Irene was a lifelong member of Queen of Angels Parish, formerly known as St. Michael's Church in Lackawanna, where she was a member of the choir for many years. Mrs. Urbanczyk was also a member of the Rosary Society at the church. She was an accomplished seamstress and made curtains and drapes for her family and friends. She especially loved making dresses for her granddaughters. Irene enjoyed traveling to visit her grandchildren who affectionately called her Busia. She was devoted to her family.
Survivors: daughter, Carol A. Spaeth and her husband, Philip of Coopersburg, PA; son, Richard S. and his wife, Jacqueline of Plano, TX; grandchildren, Christopher, Jill, Jennifer, Kathryn and Kristen; great-grandchildren, Winter Rose and Ethan. Irene was predeceased by a son, Dennis F. and by sisters, Bertha McNiff and her husband, Robert, Dorothy Tomasik and her husband, Walter, Stephania Szwagiel.
Services: Calling Hours and funeral will be Monday, June 8, 2015 at Queen of Angels (St. Michael's) Parish, 144 Warsaw Ave., Lackawanna, NY calling hours 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the church followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Please share online condolences at
Memorial donations may be made to: Queen of Angels Church Choir, 144 Warsaw Ave., Lackawanna, NY 14218.

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