Mineral Point – Irene (Thomas) Filardo of Mineral Point died on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville.
She has resided at Upland Hills for the past 4 and ½ years. Irene grew to love and enjoy everyone who worked with her and was so grateful for all the kindnesses, care and compassion that were extended to her by all the staff.
She was born in Dodgeville, WI and was the daughter of Clyde and Ruth (Harris) Thomas. She graduated from the Dodgeville High school in 1945. She married Frank "Butch" Filardo on April 26, 1949. She worked at Burgess Battery Co. for 17 years, and Carnes Co. of Verona for 42 years. She retired in 2004. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Mineral Point WI.
Irene is survived by her sister-in-law Mary Jean Thomas; two nephews Mike (Beth) Thomas and Scott (Cathy) Thomas; her great nieces Pamela Hettenhaus and Denise Thomas; her great nephews John Hettenhaus, Paul Thomas and Jeremy Thomas. She is further survived by 4 great-grand nieces and one great-grand nephew.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband Frank, her parents Clyde and Ruth (Harris) Thomas, a sister Florence Tremelling, a brother Dean Thomas and a niece Marsha Hettenhaus.
Irene's fondest memories were the times she spent with 2 special friends, Tom and Marion Hunter and Jim and Marsha Hettenhaus and their family. Throughout her life they brought her much joy and pleasure. She loved cooking for them, spending time with them and enjoying them in her home.
Private Funeral Services will be held at the GORGEN FUNERAL HOME in Mineral Point. Father Jim Leeser will officiate. Burial will be held in St. Paul's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in
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Mineral Point www.gorgenfh.com