RAVENA – Irene M. Williams, 88, passed away Friday, April 15, 2011.
Irene was born and lived her entire life in Ravena, daughter of the
late Clarence and Jessie Marshall Lawson. She was a graduate of
Belleview School of Nursing in New York City. She had worked for
Albany Medical Center Hospital and also a librarian at the Ravena
Library. Irene was a life member of the Coeymans Ravena Women’s
Club, former member of the Eastern Star and a member and Deaconess
of the Ravena Congregational Christian Church.
Irene was predeceased by her husband Arthur Williams. Survivors
include her children, Michael (Peggy) Williams of FL, Richard (Cora)
Williams of Ravena and Diane (David) Edick of Feura Bush; 8
grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Irene is also survived by
many dear friends who were the source of great happiness in her
Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Tuesday,
April 19th from 11 to 12 noon. Her funeral service will be held on
Tuesday at the Congregational Christian Church, Ravena at 12:30 PM.
Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.
Contributions in memory of Irene may be made to the Congregational
Christian Church, 175 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.