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Irene (Spinden) Rutkowski

August 23, 1938 ~ May 20, 2021 (age 82)


Irene Rutkowski, age 82, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

She was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who enjoyed the beach and loved her Philadelphia Eagles.

She is survived by her son, Alfred Rutkowski, Jr; daughters, Joanne (Andy) Berni, Deborah (Tom) Diamond and Victoria (John) Lloyd; her grandchildren, Alfred III, Andrew, Joseph, Matthew, Abby, Kayla, John, Megan and Thomas; her great-grandson, Nathaniel; her brother, Charles Spinden; her sister, Joyce Veltre; her sister-in-law, Terry Starr (Harvey); her brother-in-law, William Lee; and her nieces, nephews, and numerous other family and friends.

Irene was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Alfred Rutkowski, Sr.; her parents, Roy and Mary (Korolog) Spinden; her sister, Helen Evans; and her sister-in-law, Carolyn Rutkowski.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 9:30am – 11am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30am at St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison Street, Wilmington, DE 19805. Interment will be held in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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24 Hour Viewing
May 28, 2021

9:30 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Mass of Christian Burial
May 28, 2021

11:30 AM
St. Hedwig Church
408 S. Harrison Street
Wilmington, DE 19805

Interment following Mass
May 28, 2021

Cathedral Cemetery
2400 Lancaster Ave
Wilmington , DE 19805


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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