Irene "Renie" (Legowski) McCarthy

  • Died: November 7, 2017
  • Location: Newington, Connecticut

Newington Memorial Funeral Home

20 Bonair Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
Tel. (860) 666-0600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother

Message From The Family

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Irene "Renie" (Legowski) McCarthy, 89, of Newington, loving wife of the late Dennis J. McCarthy, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Born in Southington, the daughter of the late Walter and Lillian (Pilitowski) Legowski, she was raised in Hartford, before moving to Newington 33 years ago. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, the VFW Women's Auxiliary and enjoyed spending time volunteering at the Newington Senior Center. Irene kept on the move, enjoying roller skating in her younger years and remaining passionate about the things that made her happy throughout her life. She loved the beach at Hawk's Nest, crocheting, playing cards and BINGO, and especially trips to the casino. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed many years of good times with her friends at Bowl-O- Rama. Rooted in family, she was happiest when in the company of her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she will be deeply missed by those who loved her. She leaves her three loving children; Richard McCarthy and his wife Janice of Rocky Hill, Sharon M. Laraia of Newington and Kevin McCarthy and his wife Melissa of Newington; her grandchildren Meggin Rosario, Patrick McCarthy, Jennifer White, Michael Wagoner, Christopher Laraia, and Kasey McCarthy and her eight precious great-grandchildren. She also leaves her sister Jane Williams of FL, her brother in law Joseph Phillipon, her longtime companion Joe Rouleau, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her beloved husband Dennis, she was predeceased by her sisters; Stella Markham, Velcia Cambouris and Whilomena Phillipon and her brother Walter Legowski. Irene's funeral will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Duksa Family Funeral Homes, Newington Memorial, 20 Bonair Ave. in Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Newington. She will be laid to rest in West Meadow Cemetery immediately following. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Newington Memorial.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Kevin and Family; I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Be comforted in the thought that Irene just filled the last chair at the card table (I can see her now with Dennis and her friends, Jeanette and Doris). She was so nice and full of love. She will truly be missed.

Posted by Audra (Adamiak) Ekstrom - Newington, CT   November 14, 2017

Kevin and Rich and Family
In deepest sympathy in the passing of your mom my thoughts and prayers are with you

Posted by Bob Rondeau - Meriden, CT   November 14, 2017

Posted by Bob Rondeau - Meriden, CT   November 14, 2017

Dear Sharon,

On behalf of my dad, John Legowski, my brother, John Jr, and sister, Teresa...thank you so much for calling to let us know the sad news. We are all so sorry to hear of your loss and wish you, your Aunt Jane, brothers Richard and Kevin, and your respective families peace and strength throughout these difficult days and the months to come. My dad will keep cousin Renie in his prayers.

Posted by Louise Legowski - Harwinton, CT - Family   November 12, 2017


To The McCarthy Famiy,

My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficut time. When I visited my brother ; your mother was always smiling, very pleasant and we would chat for a while. She was a wonderful lady. May God give you comfort and strength.

Posted by Jacquie Maliszewski - Newington, CT   November 12, 2017

To Kevin, Rich, Mike and the rest of the McCarthy family,

You are in my thoughts and prayers at your time of loss. Hold tight to the happy memories as they will help you though your sorrows.

Posted by Morgan Leonard - Amston, CT   November 12, 2017

With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning.

Posted by Newington Memorial Funeral Home Duksa Family Funeral Homes - Newington, CT   November 11, 2017

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