Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, was married and had five children(son Danny died in 2002 by first husband, he passed away in 1992. She worked for the Department of Environmental Protection in New Jersey as an Administrative Assistant. After retiring while living in Moorestown, New Jersey, she had written an unpublished folded-and stapled booklet about "Veterans and Still Rolling" after interviewing veterans at the skating rink Rink in Delanco,New Jersey where she skated.
Moved to Florida in 2004; started writing again, her first book titled "A Salute To Our Veterans" stories from 45 veterans that she interviewed was published in 2005. Irene was also featured in a local Winter Haven, Florida newspaper article featuring "Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things" in 2006. Irene was impressed when interviewing about their brave stories, she continued writing about Veterans. Irene's second book "A Salute to Our Veterans" (with different subtitles), featuring 36 Navy Seabee, was published in 2007. Again, the encouragement that she received was why she decided to write another book about Veterans that she interviewed. Irene stopped writing for a while after being involved in an accident in 2008. She remarried in March 2012 and still lives in Waverly and Lake land, Florida. Also, she feels it is important to have their military documented for future family reference.