Irene M. Ayres

Irene M. Ayres, 99, of DeWitt, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at Crouse Hospital. 

She was born June 28, 1920, in Syracuse, the only child of Virgil and Lulu Koepher Conine and attended Syracuse University.  Prior to raising her family, she worked as an office supervisor at Liberty Mutual and the JCC. 

Irene was a great mom and homemaker to her five children.  She was a 35 year volunteer at Upstate Medical Center, volunteered at Aurora and was a former longtime member of Rockefeller United Methodist Church. 

She is survived by four children, Lynn (Mary) Ayres of Tavernier, FL, Roxanne Ayres of Odenton, MD, Alan (Beth Ann) Ayres of Newburyport, MA and Scott (Jackie) Ayres of Fayetteville; and five grandchildren, Derek Smith (Traci), Richard, Benjamin, Christopher and Andrew.  She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard N. Ayres in 1967 and her son, Bernard J. Ayres in 1999.   

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 pm at Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel, 3690 Erie Blvd East, DeWitt.  Calling hours will be Tuesday from 11 am-1 pm, prior to the service.  Interment will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, DeWitt. 

In memory of Mrs. Ayres, kindly consider the American Cancer Society, Unity Church or Aurora of CNY.