Irene Quist, longtime resident of the Lafayette Hill

Irene Quist, a longtime resident of the Lafayette Hill area, died Wednesday the 4th of September at Woodbridge Place in Phoenixville. Born in 1927, she was one of nine children, raised in Maplewood, New Jersey. After graduating from high school Irene was an executive secretary until she married. 

Irene took pride in her home and had a great eye for recognizing timeless pieces. She had a flair for cooking and proudly stated that she made every recipe in the Betty Crocker Cookbook as a young bride. She was famous for her apple pies, chocolate eclairs, lasagna, meatballs, and Italian gravy. Irene believed in putting her best foot forward, dressing every day in dresses and heels.

She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Sampson, and daughters, Susan Draper (spouse, Scott Draper) and Kristin Dinenberg (spouse, Mike Dinenberg). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Alexis Draper, Michael McCuen, and Christopher Draper as well as many nieces and nephews.

Though raised in the Catholic Church the Baptist faith resonated deeply with Irene. Her Memorial Service will be held at the church whose pastor and parishioners spoke to her heart, the Full Gospel Church in Livingston, New Jersey. Memorial Service at 11 am (doors open at 10:30) on Saturday, November 30.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Full Gospel Church, 190 W. Northfield Road, Livingston, New Jersey 07039.