OWASCO — Irene Dec, 83, of 7349 Owasco Road, Owasco, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at Auburn Community Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Dec was born in Auburn on Oct. 29, 1934, to the late Stanley and Frances Busczta Luczak. Irene was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and was a member of the Sacred Heart Rosary Society. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed making many outfits for her children as well as others. Irene was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother known as GiGi.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Walter J. Dec; her children, Debra (Gary) Derouin and Derrick (Karen) Dec; her grandchildren, Edel and Aaron (Cassidy) Derouin, and Jeffrey Dec; her great-grandchildren, Elliott, Abigail, and Caitlin.

In addition to her parents, Irene was predeceased by her nine sisters and two brothers.

Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 in Sacred Heart Church, 90 Melrose Road, Auburn. A Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow at noon in the church. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fleming.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Irene Dec may be made to Owasco Fire Department Station 1, 7174 Owasco Road, Auburn, NY 13021.

Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn.