92, a longtime resident of Bayonne, died on February 9, 2019. She was the wife of the late Henry Kowalczyk (deceased in 1970) and then the late Joseph Yurko (deceased in 2003). Irene was predeceased by her parents Katarzyna (Baran) and John Kopacz, as well as her brothers, Joseph, Stanley, Chester, Edward, Ted, Adam, Alfred and her sisters Mary and Ceil. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Rosemary Simnowitz, her grandchildren Rebecca and Matthew, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.