Irene Navarra, 90, of Rochester, formerly of Medina, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. John's Nursing Home, Rochester, NY.
Born on April 27, 1922 in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Vera (Young) LaMachia.
Irene was a part-owner, operator of Sam's Restaurant and also owned Irene's Beauty Shop, both of Albion and in her later years, she worked as a seamstress for the former Newell Shirt Factory, retiring in the mid 80s. She was an avid bird lover, especially enjoying her parakeets.
Irene is survived by two children, June Navarra of Rochester and Vince Navarra of Orlando, FL; former daughter-in-law, Janis Navarra of Rochester; special friends, Alec and Nancy Newlands and Betty Reynolds, all of Rochester; four grandchildren, Eric and Brian Navarra and Sarah and Hannah Newlands; two sisters, Sally Herman and Verna Iorio, both of Medina; two sisters-in-law, Josephine Mazzo of Holley, Jean Mazerbo of Albion; also, many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Bates & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14104, from 1:00-2:30 PM, with a funeral service at 2:30 PM, with the Rev. Alfreda Morse officiating. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Irene's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Please sign the online register book at www.batestuttle.com.