Greece: Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014. Predeceased by her mother, Catherine Laskoski; husband, Rocco J. Maddalina. Survived by her son, Mark (Laurie) Maddalina; daughter, Ann Marie (Mark) Wilcox; grandchildren, Julia, Nick and Katy Maddalina, Jenna and Leah Wilcox; sister, Betty (Jim) Willer; several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and dear friends. Friends may call Friday (Nov 7th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday (Nov 8th) 9:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Private Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Western and Central New York , 4043 Maple Road, Suite 105, Amherst, NY 14226 in her memory. For more information or to sign Irene's guestbook, please visit

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  1. Betty Im so sorry to see that Rene passed. I will always remember the times we had growing up. thinking of you and praying for you and Rene.

  2. Mark, Laurie, Julia, Katy, and Nick, I am so sorry for the loss of your mon and Nana. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Cris Metcalf

  3. Mark and family, I’m so sorry about the loss of Irene. She was a very special lady. I loved her kind spirit and her dedication to her profession. We had many long talks that I will always remember. She was always so kind to me and I will never forget her visit to DC/VA in 2004. She
    will be missed. Much love, Darcy

  4. Mark, Laurie, Ann Marie and family…I was so very sorry to hear about ‘Ms. Irene’s’ passing. She was such a lovely, kind, and generous lady. There are no words except that you are ALL in my heart and in my prayers…May your wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort…and may the Lord hold each of you in His loving arms…Much LOVE to you…

  5. There are few people in the world who understand what it takes to be an all giving and all loving nurse, and Irene clearly did possess this quality. I am honored to have worked with her for a number of years, caring for the clients in our mutual care. Irene, you are so missed.

  6. We have our birth mother when we come into this world and I treasure mine with all my heart but, we also have other very special mothers. MOM was a true gift to this world – her laugh – her smile and that stern look of love but acceptance are vivid memories in my mind right now. She and Rocky raised two beautiful children and adopted so many others along the way including me and my family. How grateful I am and how proud she was of all of you. I am ever confident that Rocky was there on the other side of the Great Veil with some smartalic about how long it took her to get ready as his spiritual bride and – I am sure – that they are now shining brightly upon us as they always have and always will. Deep peace always. George

  7. I have known Irene since I was fourteen years old We became instant friends.I truly loved her.She was at the hospital every day for both of my surgeries.I will miss her so much.I know she is in a much better place.God Bless her and her wonderful and loving family.

  8. Excellent! Thx so much for the drive by!

    Just spent the morning sorting through a section of my mother’s basement. 🙁 I still cannot bring myself to throw stuff away. I’m just sorting and organizing and bringing back a few things that I might be able to put to use. Time to get cleaned up now and then head to the cousins’ house.

  9. Ugh, I have no idea how that message posted here. What I wrote to you was as follows:

    Dear Ann Marie, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I will always remember how much my mother valued their long friendship, and how gracious your mother was when she passed, including coming to her funeral service and reception. I like to imagine that my mom was among those gathered to greet your mom when she crossed over. My sincere condolences.

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