Irene Perez
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Irene Perez
  • January 24, 1939 - December 14, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Irene Perez, age 78, of Phoenix passed away peacefully in her home on December 14, 2017. A native of Phoenix, Irene was born to Pete and Stella (formerly Mendoza) Villa. She was one of 9 children. She is preceded in death by her parents and 7 of her siblings. Irene was married to Alphonso Perez, Jr., on October 7, 1957. They celebrated their 60th anniversary this past October. He survived her for 4 days and they are now re-united in God's presence. Irene is survived by a daughter, Pat Salinas; 2 sons, Alphonso Perez III, and Peter Perez; her brother, Frank Villa, 4 grandchildren, Sally Renee Perez, Alphonso Perez IV, Michael Perez, Christian Michelle Perez and 5 great grandchildren.
Irene was a great cook and fantastic baker, as well as an avid reader and person of great intelligence. She will be remembered for her quick wit; always ready with a comeback. She also enjoyed her trips to the casino. Although Irene worked for a time, first and foremost she was a wife, mother, and homemaker, dedicated to her family.
The lives of Irene and her husband, Alphonso, will be honored at a Visitation, Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 11:00am to 12:00 Noon. A rosary and funeral service will begin at 12:00 Noon, all at Resthaven Carr-Tenney Mortuary Chapel, 4310 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042. Burial will llow at Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N 51st St, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.resthavencarrtenney.com for the Perez family.