Mrs.  Florence G. Irwin

Obituary for Mrs. Florence G. Irwin

March 8, 1929 - November 17, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 91

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Florence G. Irwin (nee Redmond), of Shenandoah PA and Philadelphia, passed away on November 17th 2020 at the age of 91. Florence was the loving wife of the late Robert B. Irwin for over 40 years. Florence was the caring mother to Joanna Johnson (Allen), Diana Gustis (the late Frank), Mark Ferrante (Lois), Felix Ferrante (Trudy), Vincent Ferrante (Martha), Regina Giacoponello (Thomas), John Ferrante (Cindy), the late Jaclyn, and Glenn P. Irwin (Denise Cartolar). Florence also leaves behind an impressive legacy in over 30 grandchildren, over 20 great grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren.

Florence was born in Shenandoah, of Schuylkill county PA. Her father was a coal miner and later a boxer, while her mother raised the family and brewed moonshine.

Florence will always be remembered for the amazing mother she was. She elegantly raised 9 children in Philadelphia, with the help of her only sister, Jeanne Guzik. She would spend many years cooking from scratch for family dinners, holidays, and birthday cakes. One of her specialties being Past Fazool.
Florence also had a love for Dance. She would attend many of the dances sponsored by the North East Philadelphia Seniors Center; Ballroom was her favorite.

When Florence was not caring for her family, cooking, or dancing, she often enjoyed a bit of gambling. Atlantic City casino slots, and later Parx were Florence's favorites. She was also a very capable card player, specifically the game Spite and Malice.

Relatives and friends are invited to Florence's Life Celebration Memorial Visitation on Saturday November 28th at the Craft-Givnish Life Celebration Home (1801 Old York Road, Abington PA) from 9:30-10:30AM with a service to follow at 10:30AM. Interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence's memory to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia would be greatly appreciated.
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