Irene M. (Kirby) Putala, 96, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Autumn Lake Healthcare in New Britain. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Putala.
Irene was born in Gardner, Massachusetts on June 14, 1924, to the late Henry and Lillian (Monette) Kirby.
Irene was a long time communicant of Immaculate Conception Church and also was a memeber of the Immaculata women's group in Southington. She was employed at GE Madison and Pratt and Whitney in Southington, retiring after many years of service.
Irene is survived by her three children, Paul Putala of Southington, Marie Luduc and her husband George of NC, and Dennis and his wife Loretta of Southington, as well as her sister Rita Erkkila. Irene also leaves six loving grandchildren: Dr. Dawn Mikaitis and her husband Charles, Thom Miller and his wife Gift, Geoff Miller and his wife Danielle, Dennis Putala II and his wife Sandy, Sara Marzi and her husband Adam, and Rebekah Sena and her husband Michael, five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Eden, Riley, Winter and Lila. In addition to her husband, Joseph, Irene was predeceased by two sisters, Viola Vadney and Loretta Arsenault.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene’s memory may be made to Bread for Life, 31 Vermont Ave, Southington, CT, 06489.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Summer St., Southington. Please meet directly at church. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.