Irene Widunas, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died on Friday, January 31, of natural causes at Stony Brook University Hospital, two days before her 75th birthday.
Ms. Widunas was born on February 2, 1939, in Brooklyn, the daughter of John Widunas and Mary Rezgis Widunas Moelter, both of whom predeceased her. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the School of Nursing affiliated with Adelphi University and a master’s degree in critical care from the School of Nursing at Stony Brook University. She retired in 2003 as the head nurse of the intensive care unit after 35 years of service at Southampton Hospital. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Sag Harbor.
Survivors said she loved her cats, her three grandchildren, reading and playing backgammon at the beach, and traveling the world with her close friends.
Ms. Widunas is survived by a daughter, Mary Duarte Dellon of Maryland; three grandchildren, Ricky, Eric and Jason; and a brother, George Widunas of Ohio.
Visitation and a funeral service took place at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on February 4.
Memorial donations may be made to Human Resources of the Hamptons, 168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968.