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“Dear Irene,I always knew you as my Mom's sister, my sweet Aunt and dear family friend. The earth has lost a sweet soul but the heavens have gained...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Lori Anne Wibicki - Huntley, IL

“Sorry to see you go old friend...but I am sure Bonnie is happy to see you. In peace,Louie ”
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“Dear Sister Irene may you rest in peace. We miss you. We love you. Thank you for all you did for me and our families. God Bless you. Eternal rest...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Janet Ferrari - Lapeer,, MI

“Dear sister Irene, May you rest in peace. We will miss you. We love you. Thank you for all you did for me & our family. We will remember you always....Read More »
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Irene Jane Barnes, age 81, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. Irene was born May 19, 1936 in Hamtramck, daughter of the late John and the late Antonina (nee: Cyronek) Wiencus.

Irene and her two sisters were raised in the small Polish community of Hamtramck. The family would remain in Hamtramck through Irene's graduation from St. Ladislaus High School. Irene's Catholic upbringing instilled within her a strong sense of faith. She was an active member of St. Faustina Catholic Church in Warren for many years.

Irene was a longtime employee at Champion Spark Plug for many years. She started her career at Champion in the assembly department, but would eventually work her way into the role as an inspector.

Irene was the beloved sister of Dolores Bykowski and Janet (Edward) Ferrari; the dear aunt of James (Lisa) Ferrari, Gina (Thomas) Conlon, Tina (Eric) Anderson, Nina (Charlie) Yankee, Christina (David) Evans, Dina (Bradley) Harris, and great-aunt of Holly, Benjamin (Kelley), Emily, Kelly, Megan, ELizabeth, Theodore, Jessica, Andrew, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Alyssa, Mathew, Jack, Lauren, and Nicholas.

Visitation for Irene will be held Sunday, April 8th from 3-9 pm, with a 6 pm Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd.) in Warren.

She will lie in state on Monday, April 9th from 10:00 am until the time of her Funeral Mass at 10:30 am at St. Faustina Catholic Church, 14025 E. Twelve Mile Road, Warren, MI 48093.

Please share memories at Irene's guest book above.