- April 23, 1918 - December 8, 2012
- Hyde Park, New York
of Irene's Passing
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“I am so, sorry for your loss..I just found out. Irene was a great lady. She always made me feel at home when I was with her. We had some good...Read More »
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“Irene was one of the sweetest people I ever knew. I enjoyed being at her home a few times when I was quite young. I saw her almost every Friday at...Read More »
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“When I was younger I remember always being excited go to Grandma's house. I loved everything about her and her house. I would walk through the back...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Kaylee Day - PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL
“My heart goes out to your family at this very sad time. Irene and my Grandmother, Vera Sass, were close friends from Hyde Park Seniors. Nanny spoke...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa Coppola
“I will always remember Christmas at Grandmas' house. The whole family would get together and celebrate.
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kay Acquaro - granddaughter
“we love you grams. So many things come to mind to say but you know them all. thanks for the memories and again we love you
6 of 6 | Posted by: sean yeomans - grandson
Hyde Park – Irene Post, 94, a longtime area resident, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Baptist Home, Rhinebeck.
Born in Hartsdale, NY on April 23, 1918, she was the daughter of the late George and Grace Thompkins Craft. She attended the former Staatsburg Union Free School.
Irene worked the cash register at East Park Pharmacy in Hyde Park for twenty years and was active with the Hyde Park Seniors Center.
On April 26, 1936, she married George Greene. Mr. Greene predeceased her in 1969. She married Gordon Post on January 11, 1975. Mr. Post predeceased her in 1998.
She is survived by her three children, Virginia Gleason of Florida, Janice Yeomans and husband, William, of Georgia, and Richard Greene and wife, Joan, of Hyde Park; and by daughter-in-law, Barbara Greene, of Hyde Park.
She is also survived by two sisters, Bertha Oles, and Estelle Zarro and husband, Ralph; cousin, Dorothy Raab and husband, George; and close friend, Betty O'Brien, all of Hyde Park.
She has sixteen grandchildren; Mitch Greene, Wendy St. Amand, Teresa Dziendzielenski, Stephanie Knapp, Arlene Griffiths, Denise Triola, John Gleason, Chris Gleason, Karen Skapedis, Kay Acquaro, William Yeomans, Sean Yeomans, Lorraine Lauridsen, Levi Greene, Maria Blum, and Erin McCurty; forty-two great grandchildren; twenty three great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her two husbands, she was predeceased by her son, Ronald Greene; brother, Everett Craft; and sister, Marie Wood.
Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
Funeral services will be 11 am, Thursday, December 13th at the funeral home. Deacon Jerry Lindley will officiate.
Burial will follow in the family plot in Union Cemetery of Hyde Park.
Irene's family respectfully suggests memorial donations to the Baptist Home, 46 Brookmeade Dr., Rhinebeck, NY 12572, or, the Alzheimer's Assoc., 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
To send a condolence or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.