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Updated: 06/04/2014 08:00:07AM

Irene M. Parker

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Irene Mary Fitzgerald Parker, 90, of Venice, Fla., died Saturday, May 31, 2014.

She was the first female to graduate with a New York State Regents Diploma from Franklin Academy in Malone, N.Y.

Irene was a member of Epiphany Cathedral. She was predeceased by her son, Barry Fitzgerald, on Nov. 16, 2006.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Fitzgerald Harmon of Las Vegas, Nev., and Patricia Fitzgerald of Palm Springs, Calif.; sisters, Pearl Spicer of Venice, Fla., Eva Barber of Bangor, N.Y., and Charlotte Peckham and Sherill Whitney, both of Venice, Fla.; grandchildren, Mike Fitzgerald and Kathy Fitzgerald; two great-grandchildren; and many fabulous nieces and nephews.

Services: Services will be Thursday, June 5, at 5 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Home.