86, of Phoenix AZ, passed away on November 26, 2015. Irene was born in Chicago, IL to William and Melanie Piccoli on May 12, 1929. In 1949, Irene’s family relocated to Arizona. Irene retired from US West after 37 years of service. Irene is preceded in death by her parents William and Melanie Piccoli and brothers Father Gino Piccoli O.F.M. and Richard E (Agnes) Piccoli. She is survived by her niece and nephews Michael (Amanda), Marla (Darlene), Chris (Melissa), and Rick (Cherie), great nieces and nephews Andrew, Amanda (Kevin) Butt, Karli, Ricky, Cherish, Dylan, and Anthony, and many wonderful friends. Irene was a loving and caring sister, aunt, and friend. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am, Friday, December 4, 2015 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., in Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.