Warren, Irene H., Saginaw, Michigan

Loving mother and grandmother passed away Monday, November 28, 2011. Age 96 years. Daughter of the late George and Emma (Liberty) Hussey, Irene was born August 19, 1915 in the delightful village of Greensboro, Vermont.   Irene was employed by The New England Telephone Company as “Number Please Operator” for eight years. She was married to Arthur B. Warren Jr. on September 10, 1943. They moved from Vermont to Manistee, Michigan where they lived for seven years and she was employed in a local hospital preparing equipment for the operating room. They then moved to Bridgeport, Michigan. Arthur predeceased her on September 23, 1990. She then married Dr. G. C. Graf in 1999. He predeceased her in January 4, 2008. Irene was known for her sewing ability and taught the Bishop method of sewing in the Bridgeport Area for a number of years. While living in Independence Village she chaired Helping Hands, a group of residence who made items of clothing for charity and also was a volunteer at Covenant Cooper Hospital for a number of years.  Surviving are one daughter and one son, Stephanie A. Warren, Saginaw; Michael and Luisa Warren, Bridgeport; three grandchildren, Michael (Tina) Warren II, Melissa Warren and Megan Warren; three great-grandchildren, Pierce, Trinity and Michael III; several nieces and nephews. Irene was preceded in death by her son Arthur B. Warren II and three brothers, Earl, Leo and Raymond Hussey.  Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church from10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to American Cancer Society, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or charity of your choice.  www.snowfuneralhome.net