Irene Gegeckas

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GEGECKAS, IRENE A. - 96, of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2022 with her loving family by her side.

Mom's prayers were answered as the Lord with her loving predeceased husband Tom came to take her to be with thern to their eternal heavenly home.

Irene was born and raised in the Roxborough area of Philadelphia. Mom worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad where her future husband also worked and spent nights dancing at the Chezvous Ballroom. Mom was an avid reader and crossword puzzle player. She was a talented seamstress and sewed wonderful clothes for her children, drapery for her home and wonderful Barbie doll clothes. She also did various part time jobs including working for the IRS.

After they retired, they moved from Northeast Philadelphia to Somers Point, NJ where they lived happily for 28 years. They travelled the four corners of the country mostly by car as well as many of Dad's annual WWII veteran organization trips.

We will miss Mom and her down to earth realism of life's journey but are comforted knowing

she is resting peacefully with “Dear ole Dad’ and other loving family and friends.

Irene is predeceased by her loving husband Thomas of 70 years, parents Catherine and Alexander Zbierajewski, sister Loretta Dzuiban and brother Leonard.

She is survived by her five children: Eileen (Donald); Carol, Tom (Marge), Jim (Cathy) and Nancy (Tony), 10 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren, a siser, Helen Waskiewicz and one special Granddog, Kristy.

A Memorial Mass will be offered Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 10 o’clock from St. Joseph's R. C. Church, 606 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ.

Burial will follow in Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor, NJ where she will be interred next to her husband. Memorials in the form of Mass Cards would be appreciated.

Condolences for the Family may be left at




10:00 am
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
606 Shore Road
Somers Point, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
109 Route 50
Estell Manor, New Jersey, United States
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Irene Gegeckas

1926 - 2022

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