Obituary: Irene V. D’Andrea — mother of Darien resident, radiographer

Irene V. Wislowski D’Andrea, age 78, wife of Frank D’Andrea, died on Oct. 1, at Bridges by Epoch in Trumbull, CT from complications from Lewy Body dementia.  Born in Dupont, Pennsylvania on Dec. 9, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Roman and Mary Gibey Wislowski and was a longtime resident of Shelton, CT.

Mrs. D’Andrea was a cardiac diagnostic radiographer for 30 years with Cardiac Associates of Fairfield and took great pride in tending to her patients. Mrs. D’Andrea was a prolific reader and was fond of her vast library of books and old movies.  She was a devoted Catholic, attending Mass daily.  Her great love in life was her husband Frank, her family, and her golden retriever Amber.

In addition to her beloved husband Frank of 58 years, survivors include four children, Laura Mosher and her husband Tom of Darien, Roxanne Herlihy and her husband Rich of Shelton, Michael D’Andrea and his wife Mindy of Southington, and Christen D’Andrea and her husband Mark Sticca of Darien, nine grandchildren Katherine and Alec Mosher, Richard, Christopher, Matthew and Elizabeth Herlihy, Jasmin and Jordan D’Andrea and Marianna Sticca, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her two brothers, Victor and John Wislowski and four sisters, Mary Berry, Dorothy Gordon, Pauline Blake and Ethel Kalish.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, Oct. 7. Burial followed at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Garden Mausoleum, Stratford.

Memorial donations may be made to Caring Hospice Services, 45 Church Street, Suite 203, Stamford, CT 06906.

— by The Darien Times