Irene L. Gillespie
Irene L. Gillespie, 59, of Springfield, died at 11:53 am, Friday, June 29, 2012 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born June 4, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA to Manuel and Carmen Hernandez Ortega. She married Thomas J. Gillespie on June 30, 1979. Irene is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Manny.
She is survived by her husband Thomas J. Gillespie of Springfield; two sons Patrick (Anna) Gillespie; Richard Gillespie all of Springfield; one grandson Owen; one sister Audrey (Mike) Sigala of Las Vegas, NV; four brothers, Robert (Gracie) Ortega, Ray Ortega, Augie Caballero and Art Rubio all of Southern California; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers in law and sisters in law.
Irene was a homemaker and had formerly worked as an operating room nurse and in Eldercare.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Springfield. Irene enjoyed camping at the lake, cooking, raising her 2 dachshunds, Coco and Chico.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John’s Breadline.