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Maria Irene Pata

December 25, 1933 ~ August 12, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Maria Irene Pata, also known as Irene, passed away on August 12, 2023, in Neptune, NJ, at the age of 89. Born on December 25, 1933, in Gafanha Da Encarnacao, Portugal, Irene was a vibrant and lively individual who brought joy to those around her. She will be deeply missed by her loved ones.

Irene was full of life and had a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed making people laugh and was known for her playful nature. Irene had a passion for dancing and could often be found twirling across the dance floor. She also had a talent for sewing and loved creating beautiful garments. Singing and solving puzzles were among her favorite pastimes. Irene's caring nature extended beyond her hobbies, as she had a deep passion for looking after others.

In 1970, Irene made the journey to the United States and settled in the iron bound section of Newark, NJ. She was able to divide her time between Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal, and the United States, cherishing her connections to both places. The last year and a half she resided at Imperial Healthcare in which she was treated with love and compassion from all staff members, only to name some Courtney, Keisha, Tori, Sandra, Judy and Ben. Our thanks go out to Imperial for taking such good care of her.

Irene is survived by her son, Alfredo Ferreira, her daughter Arlinda Gaul, and her husband Richard Gaul. She was a cherished grandmother to Paul Peixoto, Irene Peixoto, Linda Diaz, Natalie Ferreira, and their respective spouses. Irene also had the joy of being a great-grandmother to Angelica Cseko, Nathan Caballero, Harper Altman-Ferreira, Alex Jayden Diaz, Noah Diaz, Ryan Peixoto, and Kyla Peixoto.

A funeral service to honor Irene's life will be held at Gosselin Funeral Home, located at 660 New Dover Road, Edison, NJ 08820. The details of the ceremony will be shared with family and friends.

Irene Pata, lovingly remembered as a caring and vivacious individual, leaves behind a legacy of laughter, creativity, and devotion to her family. She will be forever cherished in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
August 16, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gosselin Funeral Home
660 New Dover Road
Edison, New Jersey 08820

Funeral Service
Thursday
August 17, 2023

10:00 AM
Gosselin Funeral Home
660 New Dover Road
Edison, New Jersey 08820

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
August 17, 2023

St Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ 07967

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