Irene A. Wahal, a life-long resident of Whippany, passed away at Morristown Medical Center on March 10, 2020. She was 91.
Born in Morristown, she was the daughter of the late Konstanty and Katazyna Romanczuk. After graduating from Morristown High School in 1946, Irene worked for the Eggert Coal Company in Morristown as a clerk. In 1948, Irene went to the movies with Edward Wahal on a blind date, little did she know they would be married two years later in 1950. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this September 23rd.
Irene worked in the accounting department of Sandoz in East Hanover from the early 50’s to the early 60’s, leaving to raise her 2 daughters. She returned to Sandoz in 1977, staying almost 20 years before retiring in 1995. During her first time of employment, she was a member of the Sandoz bowling team.
Irene enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and mowing the lawn, baking and various crafts . She had special love for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After retiring, she enjoyed nothing more than trips to Atlantic City.
Irene was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Whippany her entire life, being baptized at the chapel. She and Edward were also members of the Sokol Club in Boonton.
Irene is survived by her beloved husband, Edward. She was the loving mother of Kathy Caliciotti and her husband Sam of East Hanover and Nancy Boller and her husband Paul of Rockaway Township. She was the devoted grandmother and great-grandmother to Sam Caliciotti, Jr., his wife Candace and their two daughters, Oliva and Elise; BreAnne Calciotti and her daughter, Fiorella; Patrick Caliciottii, his wife Vanessa and their son Cameron; Melissa Boller; and Michael Boller.
Those who wish may contribute in her memory to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Diabetes Association.