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Irene M. Ameijide
  • In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Irene may be made to the
  • Putnam Humane Society
    PO Box 297
    Carmel, NY 10512

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Irene Ameijide of Carmel, NY passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born in Zilina, Slovakia, the daughter of Frank and Mary Kipus and came to the United States when she was 9. She was married to illustrator Raymond Ameijide for over 54 years before he died in 2000. Irene was the Director of the Senior Citizens Center in Peekskill for over 20 years. She was well known for organizing fun and interesting events. She and the Center members took many trips including one to Israel. She greatly increased the membership at the Center.

Irene was a person who helped and encouraged others everywhere she went. She has family and friends young and old who's lives she changed with her understanding and support. She was outgoing and fun and even at 90 ready to just get in the car (with someone else driving) and head out for an "adventure". She was curious about everything, loved nature and science shows and a always a good story - which she had many of. She especially loved pets and animals and wanted to be out in nature in every kind of weather.

A lady of deep faith, Irene loved Jesus with all her heart. Her love for God was the core of who she was. No matter the trials she faced in her own life she never wavered in her faith, but always kept a sense of humor and hope for better days. Her favorite scripture, and one she held in her heart and lived by was Proverbs 3:5,6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

She had a beautiful singing voice and loved to sing with the congregation at First Baptist Church in Ossining, NY.

Throughout her life, when things were dark and difficult, she was fond of offering encouragement by saying "It's Friday but Sunday is coming!" How fitting that after a very rainy week, Irene went to be with the Lord on a bright, beautiful Sunday morning!

She was mentally sharp and still very active until the end and died from an still unknown infection and complications.

Irene is survived by her daughters Sue and Lisa Ameijide, son Peter, sibling Maryann Galaburri and her grandchildren Kayla and Matthew. In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by her son Ray and brother Jack Cimprich.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Wednesday, April 26th from 1-3 & 6-8 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. Her funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, April 27th at 11AM at the First Baptist Church of Ossining. A private cremation will follow services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Irene may be made to the Putnam County Humane Society, P.O. Box 297, Carmel, NY 10512.

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