Irene Novak

Irene Andrews Novak

Tuesday, September 21st, 1926 - Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
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On September 22, 2019, Irene Andrews Novak, passed away a day after her ninety-third birthday. She is survived by four of her five children, Daria Novak, Joseph Novak (Alice Iten), Lisiana Novak, and Suzanne Novak. She was predeceased by her son, Christopher, who passed away as a child. Irene also is survived by nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Irene was born on September 21, 1926, in Manhattan, New York. She attended Academy of the Holy Angels and was a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Irene also attended graduate school at Fordham University in New York. She was a resident of Westport, Connecticut for many years where she served as a Connecticut Commissioner of Higher Education under Governor Thomas Meskill and also volunteered for a variety of causes while raising her children with her then-husband, Joseph Novak. She later was elected President of the American Foreign Service Women’s Association while serving as a Public Affairs Officer at the US Department of State.
Irene moved back to Westport, Connecticut after her retirement and lived there until she moved to Kilmarnock, Virginia in March 2017 where she resided with her daughter Suzanne, and dog “Gypsy.”
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family has established the “Irene Novak Veterans Memorial Fund” to provide scholarships and support to veterans. Memorial Contributions can be made by mailing a check to Irene Novak Veterans Memorial Fund, 458 Keith Avenue, Kilmarnock VA 22482 or delivered in person to the Kilmarnock, VA branch of the Virginia Commonwealth Bank (VCB).
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Posted at 10:09pm
Suzanne, Daria and family, Your mom was a wonderful woman loved by many and will be missed by many. She was blessed to have you to take care of her and we were blessed for having known her. Now Jesus and the saints in heaven are blessed to share her company. God be with you in your time of sorrow.

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