Irene Gelcius Volmi
February 12, 1926 – November 16, 2015
Irene Gelcius Volmi, age 89, of Newark, DE and Fenwick Island, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loved ones on Monday, November 16, 2015. Born in Kearny, NJ on February 12, 1926, Irene was the daughter of the late Joseph and Domicela Gelcius.
Irene graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with an Associates Degree in Dietetics. She was employed at West Hudson Hospital as a dietitian and later served several schools in the Newark school district as the food service manager.
In her community, Irene devoted her time to the Diocese of Wilmington Mother’s Guild, Sodality at St. John’s-Holy Angels parish in Newark, and the University Notre Dame Women’s Club. Irene also generously funded the Little Sisters of the Poor and Casa San Francisco. In her free time, she enjoyed playing bridge with her beloved friends.
In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert P. Volmi. Irene was one of seven children, survived by Vincent Gelcius. In addition, she is survived by her children, Reverend Dennis Volmi of Milford, DE, Germaine Chapis of Georgetown, DE and Andrea Jackson of Dagsboro, DE; and grandchildren, Amy Lynn Jackson and Matthew Gilbert Jackson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 on Friday morning, November 20, 2015, at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE. Interment will be held privately in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713.