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Irene Hummel O'Shaughnessy

August 16, 1934 - June 17, 2017

Obituary


Irene Hummel O'Shaughnessy, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died peacefully in her sleep June 17, 2017, at the age of 82.
Born in New Orleans on August 16, 1934, to the late Robert and Irene Hummel, Irene graduated from Sacred Heart High School. She was introduced to the love of her life, Pat O'Shaughnessy, by his cousin and they married on June 8, 1955.
Together, Pat and Irene raised eight children. As a military family, they shared many adventures and relocated frequently throughout the years, but Irene had a special way of...

Irene Hummel O'Shaughnessy, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died peacefully in her sleep June 17, 2017, at the age of 82.
Born in New Orleans on August 16, 1934, to the late Robert and Irene Hummel, Irene graduated from Sacred Heart High School. She was introduced to the love of her life, Pat O'Shaughnessy, by his cousin and they married on June 8, 1955.
Together, Pat and Irene raised eight children. As a military family, they shared many adventures and relocated frequently throughout the years, but Irene had a special way of making each new place feel like home.
Like a true New Orleanian, Irene showed her love through food and enjoyed cooking and hosting family functions. Irene left a lasting impression on all who knew her. She was totally devoted to her family. She had a great sense of humor, a beautiful smile and contagious laugh that will be greatly missed. But her legacy lives on with the many "Reenie-isms" and memories her family shares fondly.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Edith Hummel Fedoroff and Roberta Hummel Guignard.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Colonel James Patrick O'Shaughnessy, and their eight children and spouses: Suellen Kane (Bryan), Pat O'Shaughnessy (Aimee), Kelly Trainor (Tim), Rob O'Shaughnessy, Tim O'Shaughnessy (Lisa), Erin O'Shaughnessy, Kevin O'Shaughnessy (Matt Emerson), and Ryan O'Shaughnessy (Emily).
Reenie's fifteen grandchildren brought her tremendous joy. Meghan Bedair (Raymond), Michael Kane (Megan), Chris Kane (Daisy), Steven Trainor (Stephanie), Patrick O'Shaughnessy (Stacy), Hilary Madison (Matt), Katie Trainor, Emily Prentice, Sarah O'Shaughnessy, Meredith Prentice, Lauren O'Shaughnessy, Colin O'Shaughnessy, Allie O'Shaughnessy, Molly O'Shaughnessy, and Elizabeth O'Shaughnessy.
Reenie also was blessed with eight beautiful great-grandchildren: Eli and Keegan Bedair, Aiden and Taylor Kane, Andrew and Nico Kane, Harper and Brady Madison.
Services will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at St. Benilde Catholic Church, 1901 Division Street, Metairie, LA. Visitation, 9-11 am, Funeral Mass at 11.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.