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Irene M. Burnell

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On July 28, 2021 @ 6:54 pm In Obituary | 12 Comments


LATHAM – Irene M. Burnell, 83, died Tuesday, July 27,2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. Irene was born in Albany, NY, the daughter of the late William M. Powell and Mildred Chappel Powell, and sister of the late Harold E. Powell.  She was a graduate of the former Philip Schuyler High School and then became a Licensed Practical Nurse, specializing in geriatrics. Irene had a love for writing and was a gifted poet who was published anonymously over the years.

Irene was the beloved wife of Bernard Burnell of Latham, loving and devoted mother to Elizabeth (Lisa), of Acra, Scott Williams of Rensselaer, and Susan Eberth (Charles) of Toronto.  Loving and proud Nana to her cherished grandchildren April Jasiewicz-Byerwalters, Joseph Riviello, Amanda (preceded in death) and Christopher Williams, Shane, Savannah and Chaz Eberth, Merissa, Stephanie, Scotty, Dallas, Samantha and Shannon Williams, and Dylan Licata.  Special grandson Austin James Burnell and great grandsons Steven and Dennis, Aiden, Francisco, Ethan, Sebastian, Joseph and great granddaughters Carleigh, Madison, Leah, Avery and Bayleigh.  Stepmother of James (Ruth) Burnell and Tina (Chuck) Eaton.

As she wished there will be a celebration of life at Hans Funeral Home, Saturday July 31st  from 2 – 4pm, with a service to follow at 4pm.  As anyone who knew her knows her greatest joy in life were her children and grandchildren, and she will live on through them, her husband, family and friends.

In lieu of flowers please make a gift to one of her favorite charities; Hudson Mohawk Humane Society, St. Judes Childrens Hospital, Albany Medical Center Childrens Hospital, Kidney Foundation of New York, Association of the Blind, Capital District Rescue Mission c/o Perry Jones, Albany, NY and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Interment will be in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery in New Baltimore NY, at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021.  God Bless All.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Click here to view Irene’s resting place in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore, NY. 


Condolences for the family of “Irene M. Burnell”

Condolence from Amy Fitzgerald on July 29th, 2021 8:32 am

April ,
Love prayers and comfort to you and your whole family.
I am thinking of you, please know that the people we most love are never far from us and you now have an angel at your shoulder.

Condolence from Genevieve Martin on July 29th, 2021 10:51 am

I am so very sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. She was a lovely woman and a loving mother, whom I remember well from years ago. She will always be with you in your heart.

Condolence from Linda Schoch on July 29th, 2021 11:24 am

Lisa, Susan, Scott, April a nd family,
My heart breaks for all of you and for the loss of my friend. She was an amazing women. I have so many memories of all the fun times on Morris Street. I wish you all the Peace that passes all understanding. She will always be with you. Loving her always.

Condolence from Lee & Alex Hulett on July 29th, 2021 1:55 pm

Riss & Steph,
Alex and I are so sad to hear about your nanny!!!! We are thinking of both of you!
Cherish the memories and carry them on through your children ….. ❤️
Thinking of your whole family xoxo

Condolence from Chris DiNova on July 29th, 2021 2:21 pm

To Irene’s Family, what a sweet woman she was! So many conversations over the years on Morris Street. So many fond memories of Irene and her family. Rest in peace Irene.. My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Rick dinova on July 29th, 2021 5:14 pm

I remember her as kind smart just a beautiful soul loved my mother and she her she was on social media for a long time and always with a positive message or a compliment the family should be proud of her I also remember how she took care of Harold may she rest in internal peace

Condolence from Laura & Chris on July 29th, 2021 8:10 pm

Nanny was a kind, gentle soul who selflessly gave of herself and always put her family’s needs before her own. She will be surely missed by anyone who had the privilege of knowing her. Rest well and fly high Nanny. You’ve earned your wings. ❤️

Condolence from Elizabeth Pemberton on July 30th, 2021 10:08 am

My beautiful Mother. I will love you always and forever. You will live on in my heart and soul forever. I will have to go on without you here on earth but I know you will be watching over all of us from heaven. Fly high with the angels Mom. Always and forever.

Condolence from Corinne Cosgrave Honsinger on July 31st, 2021 3:24 am

Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Irene. She was a sweetheart, many memories of the old days, may your memories be blessings.

Condolence from Margaret Polino Nicholas on October 14th, 2021 2:41 pm

Please accept my deepest condolences upon the loss of your beloved mother, Lisa.

Condolence from Pam Westbrook on October 14th, 2021 3:17 pm

So very sorry for your loss. I still remember the day I lost my mom. Embrace your grief . Hugs and prayers!!

Condolence from Barbara Mahaffey on October 26th, 2021 5:51 am

To the sweeest lady !! I love you dearly !!! You were a special friend that I’ll never forget!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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