Irene Mead

Obituary of Irene Mead

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Irene M. Mead (nee: Best), 88, formerly of Glenville, passed away in the early morning hours of May 12, 2014 at Joan Nicole Prince Home in Scotia.Born in Albany, NY on May 8, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William and Irene Smith Best. A graduate of Scotia High School's class of '44 she graduated the Ellis Hospital School of Nursing Program in 1947. Irene was a nurse at the former Glenridge Hospital for 25 years until it closed in 1978. She later became evening supervisor at Glendale Home from 1978-1985. She married Frank B. Mead on July 19, 1969. They were happily married until his passing in June, 1996. Irene was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Irene was predeceased by her grandson Zachary Ciperski and her brother George William Best. Survivors include her three children: Kathleen Ciperski of Tampa, FL, Nancy Shultes (Richard) of Glenville and S.W. Crozier of Saratoga Springs, NY. Her brother, Edgar N. Best of Rancho Mirage, CA; grandchildren: Jill, Tiffany, Adam, Blake and Dorian. Several nieces and nephews make up the remaining Mead Family. Services will begin Wednesday 9:15 AM from the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd. followed at 10 AM by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd. A calling hour will precede the service Wednesday from 8:15-9:00 AM at the funeral home. It is requested that memorial contributions be made in Irene's name to the Joan Nicole Prince Home, 22 Glenview Dr. Scotia, NY 12302. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
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8:15 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States

Interment Information

Saint Paul's Cemetery
Mechanicville, New York, United States
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