Irene Joan Palian

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Irene Joan Palian, 88, of 22 Deforge Street, Lewiston, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Born in Morgan, PA, on September 16, 1925, she was the daughter of Walter and Josephine Orlowska Bozecka. Educated in Pennsylvania schools, she married Charles Palian in 1947. They moved several times while he served in the Navy, finally settling in Lewiston in 1964. Mr. Palian passed away in 1989. A longtime member of the former St. Joseph’s Church, she belonged to Holy Family Church, Prince of Peace Parish, she was also active in the Robin Dow Senior Citizens, the DAV Women’s Auxiliary, and also volunteered for Holy Family’s Bingo. Survivors include four sons; Dr. Charles and wife Diane of Lewiston, Robert and wife Cynthia Earman of Washington, D.C., Steven and wife Rachel of Greene, and William and wife Elizabeth of Charlotte, NC, a daughter, Joyce and husband David Moores of Turner, a brother, Alex Orlowski of Greensburg, PA, two foster sisters, Patricia Jaworski and Florence Gerbach, both of McKeesport, PA, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, soon to be seven.

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