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Irene Marcenaro, 92

Irene Marcenaro died at her home in Westport on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. She was 92.

Irene Marcenaro
Irene Marcenaro Contributed photo

She was born Irene Wrublski in Brooklyn, NY on December 18, 1927. Following her marriage to Carlo Marcenaro in 1958, she lived in Dobbs Ferry, NY until moving Westport in 1968.

Irene was true entrepreneur. Under the business name “Lock, Stock & Barrel,” Irene performed estate sales and appraisals as well as exhibiting in antique shows across Connecticut and Westchester for over 40 years. She had a wonderful eye for finding treasures at tag sales, auctions and the goodwill. She was one of Ebay’s first Powersellers.

An avid swimmer who specialized in the backstroke, she was a longtime member of the YMCA and frequent visitor to Compo Beach. Her hobbies included stock market investing and crossword puzzling. A great supporter of wildlife charities, she had a love for all animals, which she fed lavishly at her back patio year round.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlo, and her siblings Alfons Wrublski, Bernice Ehrlinger, and Jean Robbins.

She is survived by her daughter, Carla Foster and son-in-law Mark, of Southport, and two grandchildren she adored, Bridgette and Andrew, as well as many squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, deer, and birds.

Irene’s calming presence will be greatly missed. She counted her blessing every day and always let everyone around her know she loved them.

Irene will be buried alongside her late husband at Assumption Cemetery in Westport. Services will be private.

Donations may be given to PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society) or The Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Condolences may be directed to Harding Funeral home in Westport.

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