Irene Teresa Surran


Mrs. Irene Teresa Surran, 96, beloved wife of the late Richard B. Surran and a resident of Commonwealth Senior Living in Onancock, formerly of Melfa and Blenheim, N.J., passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.

She was raised in Blenheim and was predeceased by her parents, Joseph Dintino and Susie Dintino. Irene graduated from Haddonfield High School in 1942. Irene retired in 1989 from Kraft Heinz after many years as personnel manager. She was also a lifetime member of Blenheim Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She was also an active member of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, in Blackwood, N.J., and a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Onley.

She is predeceased by a brother, Justin Dintino (wife, Doris); and two sisters, Rosemarie Gartner and Florence Kovacs (husband, Ray).

Irene had one son, Richard William Surran (wife, Margaret), of Melfa. She is also survived by one brother, Joseph, of Hammonton, N.J. Irene has six grandchildren, Richard (Kristie), of Fallbrook, Calif., Linda (Fred), of Parksley, Monica (Kenny), of Pocomoke City, Md., Michael (Maribel), of Fountain Springs, Colo., David (Patti), of York, Va., and Peter (Michelle), of Rutherfordton, N.C. Irene also had 21 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren that called her G3.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 11 a.m., at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 25236 Coastal Blvd., Onley, Va., with Father Michael Imperial presiding. Interment will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Chews Landing, N.J.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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