Irene Bandas Bashta, 92 of Auburn passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 in the Commons on St. Anthony. A lifelong resident of Auburn, she was born October 4, 1928 the daughter of the late William and Susan Mazur Bandas. In her early years, Irene was employed with General Electric, waitressed at Webster's Restaurant and ultimately retired as an Operator with New York Telephone. She was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and enjoyed shopping, local trips to the casino and traveling to Las Vegas and New York City for plays. Above all she loved spending Sundays with her family.
She is survived by the father of her children Nicholas Bashta; three daughters Karen Wilson (Alan), Claudia Bashta, and Paula Gridley (Rick); and one son Nick Bashta (Denise) All of Auburn; one sister Anna Bandas of Auburn; six grandchildren Elizabeth Cuddy (Dan), Nicholas Wilson (Sarah), Jessica Gridley, Stephanie Festa (Mike), Alexis Bashta and Carter Bashta; three great grandchildren Georgia Cuddy, Jack Wilson and baby Rocco Festa; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Irene is predeceased by four brothers William, Stefan "Primo", John and Michael Bandas; sisters Helen Glowacki and Mary Dolan.
Funeral services for Irene will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home, 197 South Street, Auburn. Donations may be made to the Matthew House or any charity of your choice in remembrance of Irene. A celebration of Irene’s life will be held at a later date.
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