Irene E. (Dunn) Kubes

Irene E. (Dunn) Kubes

Irene Esther (Dunn) Kubes, age 94, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on March 29, 2017. Irene was born on May 26, 1922 to John Dunn and Catherine (Maher) Dunn, on the family farm located on South Seminole Highway in Fitchburg. She graduated from Edgewood High School in 1939. After attending Madison Business School, she worked at Gisholt Machinery as a secretary. She later enjoyed many years working at Goodman’s Jewelers.

Irene met her loving husband, Edward Kubes, on a train trip to Colorado. They were united in marriage on June 27, 1970 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Irene and Ed lived for many years in Cicero, IL, before enjoying their golden years in Madison. Irene enjoyed traveling, dining out, volunteering and spending time with her family. Although Irene did not have children of her own, she had many special nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and neighborhood children that she loved and cherished. She will be remembered for being a very special aunt who never missed a birthday or a chance to share in the happiness of others’ successes in life. She was always there to lend a helping hand when it was needed. Irene truly had a heart of gold, and will be missed by everyone who was touched by her kindness.

Irene is survived by a younger brother, Vernon (Bernice) Dunn, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ed; her parents; three brothers, Vincent, William and Gerald; and one sister, Mary O’Brien.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at ST. MARIA GORETTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5313 Flad Ave., Madison, with Monsignor Michael Burke officiating. Visitation will take place from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th at JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Road, Madison, and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at Church on Wednesday. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

A special thanks to the staff at Avalon Assisted Living and Agrace HospiceCare for their loving compassionate care.

You have been an exceptional example to all of us, and we were fortunate to have you in our lives. May you rest in peace dear Aunt Irene.

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