Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 www.gluvna.net Lorain, Ohio
Irene M. Barnicle
Active Member of Hungarian Reformed UCC; Retired Bookkeeper for Thomasson's Chips
Age 88
Born: March 26, 1931   Died: September 5, 2019

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Irene M. Barnicle (nee Arvay), 88, of Lorain, died Thursday September 5, 2019 at Avon Oaks Nursing Home in Avon.

She was born March 26, 1931 in Cleveland and had been a lifelong Lorain resident.

Irene worked as a Bookkeeper for Thomasson’s Potato Chips.  She was a member of Hungarian Reformed United Church of Christ in Lorain where she was a member and past president of the Busy Martha Guild and member and past treasurer of the Caring Circle.

She is survived by her children: Susan DeBartolo (Michael) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Richard “Barney” Barnicle (Mary Jo) of Lorain, Peggy Jurewicz (Stan) of Solon and Kelley Fitch (Alan) of Englewood, Florida; 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and sister Margaret Schmeltz (Rich) of Gaithersburg, Maryland.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Richard E. Barnicle on February 25, 2010, parents Frank & Margaret Arvay (nee Somogyi) and sister Barbara Berzansky. 


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The family will receive friends Sunday September 8, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain where a prayer service will be held Sunday at 6:30 pm.  Funeral services will be held Monday September 9, 2019 at 11:00 am in the funeral chapel with the Rev. Peter Toth, pastor of Hungarian Reformed United Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.


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Hungarian Reformed United Church of Christ, 1691 E 31st St, Lorain, OH. 44055.