Irene Migliorini, 94, North Manchester, Ind., passed away on the morning of July 11, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community.
Irene was born to Polish immigrants, John and Theresa (Laskowski) Struglinski, on Dec. 3, 1924, in Spring Valley. On March 3, 1944, she married Deno Migliorini, the son of Italian immigrants. Irene delivered their first child, daughter Dana, while Deno was in Europe serving in World War II. Seven years later their son, David, was born. The family moved to North Manchester in 1958. In April of 1966, Deno passed away.
Irene worked for the Wabash Plain Dealer and retired in 1989, after 25 years. She enjoyed playing bridge and backgammon, bowling, doing crossword puzzles, shopping for clothes and antiques, and going to the movies. She loved traveling, whether to Hawaii, Spain, Jamaica or tournament destinations with her Quality Hardwood bowling teammates. She was proud to have been salutatorian of her 1942 graduating class at Hall Township High School.
She loved, and was loved by her family: daughter, Dana Lucas of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; son David (Teresa) Migliorini of North Manchester; her grandchildren, Tony Lucas of Henderson, Nev., Eris Migliorini (James Elliott) and Deno Migliorini (Greta Miller) of North Manchester; and two great-grandchildren: Sarah Lucas of Laguna Beach, Calif., and Kai Elliott of N. Manchester.
Irene was preceded in death by her three brothers, John, Charles and Joseph Struglinski, who helped raise her after the death of their mother.
Those wishing to honor Irene might consider a contribution to: Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 243, N. Manchester, or The Caring Circle c/o Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. Seventh, N. Manchester.
Burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery, Spring Valley at a later date.
Arrangements are by McKee Mortuary.