UPSTATE GREEN BURIAL MONDAY. MARCH 15

Irene wanted an old-fashioned, earth-friendly burial, so we will meet at one p.m. next Monday, March 15th, Rhinebeck Town Cemetery, 55 Mill Road, Rhinebeck, NY to surrender her body to the earth. Call our funeral director Amy with any questions: 718-288-0099. You are welcomed to join us or you may attend via Zoom. Here is the link you may use to watch as early as 12:30 p.m. Monday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87483737204

LifeQs

Irene Elizabeth Silver

Answer one question or many - using words, photos or other media.

What objects most remind you of Irene? Have a photo?

jwinstonian
Buttons :) she collected them from people whose houses she cleared out when she was doing that. One time we made art out of them by sewing them into blank canvases.
joycerwillis
Seltzer
macallmoran
I feel like there could be a gallery of photos of Irene coming back from farmers markets with her basket overflowing with produce and foliage. ๐Ÿ’š
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What did Irene dislike?

Jane Rekedal
Mornings!
janetejaffe
Rules.
janetejaffe
Daylight saving time.

Did Irene have a favorite phrase or common mannerism?

tabitha.silver615
Howling at the moon like a coyote ๐ŸŒš ๐ŸŒ™ ๐ŸŒ
Joyce Willis
She wolf-howled at the moon from our dock at the Cape!
Joyce Willis
I smile when I remember Ireneโ€™s devotion to the mother duck and ducklings that hatched on her roof a few years back. She protected them, brought them basins of water and we watched the ducklings learn to swim. We would bike to the Wild Bird Fund for duck food and advice. She cared for them all several times a day until they fell or flew. She told lots of stories about the variety of birds nesting on her rooftop trees โ€” mockingbirds, kestrels and more.
While I do celebrate the wonder of Ireneโ€™s life, I am heartbroken.
janetejaffe
Oh, for pity's sake!

What accomplishment was Irene most proud of?

janetejaffe
Tabitha.
pablo
Without a doubt

What were Irene's greatest passions?

janetejaffe
Here are but a handful (aside from Tabitha) - Reading, writing, Outlander, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, pasta, collecting, quilting (later in life), swimming in big open bodies of water, turning a phrase....

How would Irene most want to be remembered?

janetejaffe
Good daughter, good mom, good friend.

What were the most life-changing moments for Irene?

janetejaffe
Becoming Tabitha's mom. No question.

If you could send Irene a message now, what would you say?

What six words best describe Irene?

What are your best memories of time together?

What's your favorite picture of Irene?

What made Irene happy?