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January 7, 2013

Irene Margaret Wust

Irene Margaret Wust

EDMESTON — Irene Margaret Wust passed away on Jan. 5, 2013, at her home in Edmeston. She was born on Feb. 24, 1930, in Hartwick, N.Y., and was raised by Fay and Helen Welch.

She spent her childhood in Edmeston and attended Edmeston Central School. She married William F. Wust on Aug. 9, 1948, and they spent 39 years together. He passed away on Dec. 20, 2002.

Irene raised five energetic and adventurous boys and was known for her generosity. Her home was always open to the neighborhood gang. At mealtime you would find the knife and fork mechanics who helped Willy with the race car and numerous friends. Irene stood only 4 feet, 10 inches, but she could handle the big, strapping boys that came to her home — she always welcomed them with open arms. She was also known for raising dachshunds and Chihuahua dogs.

She is survived by her five sons, Charles H. and Nadine, Sidney F., William F. and Susan, Richard J. and John M. and Shelley, all of Edmeston, N.Y. She was pre-deceased by a twin brother who died in infancy. She is a grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 12.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Dakin Funeral Home, LP in New Berlin, N.Y. Calling hours will on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place at the Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Dakin Funeral Home, LP.

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