On February 25, 2021, Heaven gained an incredibly beautiful angel. Born February 17, 1946, in Phoenix, AZ. Irene was a jack-of-all-trades. She worked as a beautician, a social worker, accident investigator for the Phoenix Police Department, and worked for the Phoenix Aviation Department as an Operations Assistant. Irene retired from the City of Phoenix after a very distinguished 34-year career.
Mom was a very humble woman who lived and breathed for her family. She touched many lives and always found the best in everyone. Mom taught us how to be strong and one of the lessons she taught and instilled in us was to “Always do the right thing no matter how difficult.”
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Juan J., and Maria de Jesus Romero. She is survived by her husband Fernando M. Carrillo, her only daughter; Veronica R., her beloved sons; Eric W. and Matthew G., her beautiful grandchildren; Shanice Littleton, Dakotah This, Vincent Tracy, Isabella Tracy, Izaac Thiss, Nathaniel Thiss, Noah Thiss, Valentino Lopez-Thiss, great grandson; Jace, her sisters; Connie Heinsohn, Victoria Romero and Juanita Romero Thompson, nieces; Yogi Roenser and Bernadette Kunkle, and nephews; Michael Molinar and Alexander Thompson.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment to follow at St. Francis Cemetery. Due to COVID 19 there will be limited space for the services and COVID restrictions will be strictly adhered to. Facemasks are required.
Although we can no longer hold her hand, we can still cherish and caress her beautiful soul forever. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
Edward Chavez Jr.
Our condolences to Fernie and his family. Our prayers are with you and your family. Stay Safe, God Bless.
Chuck & Joanne Wolff
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Irene, and will cherish the many happy times we shared with her and her family. Our hearts go out to all of you with our deepest sympathy.
Juanita Romero Thompson
Never Can Say Goodbye…..
You never said, “I’m leaving.” You never said goodbye.
You were gone before I knew it and only God knows why…
It broke my heart to lose you but you did not go alone.
For a part of me went with you, the day God took you home.
Rest in Peace Dear Sister, until we meet again……
Joellen & TC Brown
So very sorry to hear of the loss of Irene. She was an amazing person and friend. Sending hugs to Fernie and family.
Irene, My Dear Friend, and Co-worker.
Iwill always cherish your memory, the
times we shared, and the work we did
A beautiful person, inside, and out,
always ready to lend a hand!
Til we meet again, Love You
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed deeply. I wish you lots of happy memories.
Condolences from Joe and Char in Tennessee. We remember Irene was so very nice to us. Praying for God’s comfort during this time for cousin Fernie and family.