William Irwin, 92, Lifelong New Rochelle Resident

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – William J. Irwin, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died Jan. 7. He was 92.

He was born June 18, 1920, to Edward Irwin and Helen Klotz Irwin. He was a graduate of New Rochelle High School, where he met Geraldine Kelly. They were married on Sept. 18, 1943.

Irwin worked in automobile sales as a salesman, sales manager and general manager at various dealerships for more than four decades. He lived at White Oak Co-Op in New Rochelle for 60 years and served as member, vice president and president of the co-op board.

He owned a second home in Captain Gosnold Village in Hyannis, Mass., where he served on the condominium board of directors. He was a longtime parishioner and usher at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle.

Irwin was predeceased by his wife and a brother, Edward Irwin. He is survived by two sisters, Jane Trainor and Ellen McKinney; a daughter, Patricia (William) Sheerin; and a grandson.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel in New Rochelle. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in New Rochelle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Church, 83 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

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