2011-01-06 / Obituaries


Irene O. Filippini, 99, a resident of Ocala, FL, since 1980 and formerly of Carmel, died on Monday, December 27, 2010 at the West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala.

Born on August 22, 1911 in Greenwich Village, NYC, she was the daughter of Faustus and Francesca Bergadano Turgati. She was employed by Guideposts in Carmel for 30 years until her retirement in 1978. She had been Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s secretary for many years. Irene was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Ocala, FL and St. James the Apostle Church, Carmel. She was an avid reader and knitter (there wasn’t a pattern she didn’t conquer) and she loved crossword puzzles. Irene’s greatest joys in life were her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren whom she loved dearly.

On December 14, 1940 in the Bronx, Irene married John P. Filippini who died on February 17, 1986. She is survived by her sons, John C. Filippini of Reston, VA, and Robert H. Filippini and his wife Sharon of Stormville, NY; her brother, Henry Turgati of Carmel; her grandchildren, Jason Filippini and his wife Tiffany of Tampa, FL, Melissa Kellerman and husband Matt of Nashville, TN, Jeffrey Filippini and his wife Heather of Pasadena, CA and Johnathan Filippini of Baltimore, MD; her great-grandchildren, Julian Filippini, Jackson and Maxwell Kellerman; and a nephew and niece, Philip and Janet Turgati. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Peter Filippini; her daughter-in-law, Sally Filippini; and her brother, Mario Turgati.

Calling hours will be on Friday from 10 to 11am at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, followed by the Funeral Service at 11am. Interment will be in Raymond Hill Cemetery, Carmel.

Memorial donations may be made in Irene’s name to a charity of your choice.

For driving directions and online condolences, please visit mchoulfuneralhome.com

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