Irene A. Ragan

Age 95, of Middletown, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Brackenville Healthcare Center in Hockessin, DE.

Born in Wilmington, Irene was the daughter of the late Theodore and Hattie (Nagowski) Olkowski. She worked as a cashier for Pathmark for 22 years until her retirement. 

Her loving husband, Angelo M. Spinazzola, her son, Michael Spinazzola and her siblings, Albert Olkowski, Frances Olkowski and Anna Hilyard, predeceased her.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Christine and Walter Gale of Middletown, DE; her brother, Theodore Olkowski of Wilmington, DE, her grandchildren, June M. Smith (Jackie), Carolyn A. Wyka ( Joseph), both of Middletown, DE,  Matthew S. Spinazzola ( Heather) of Townsend, DE, Michael A. Spinazzola of Rehoboth Beach, DE, Jillian Taylor (Mark) of Wilmington, DE, her great grandchildren, Derek June, Alexandria Wyka, Gabriel, Nico and Lillian Spinazzola, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 19th at 7 PM at Mealey Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where friends are invited to visitation after 6 PM. Condolences may be made by visiting


Submitted by Nicole on
I'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you cherish your fondest memories until the day you are reunited, Acts 24:15

Submitted by Cindy Abramowic... on
I have such fond memories of my Aunt Irene. Whenever she would come to my Mom's house, she would make us laugh. She could brighten up the whole day! My sincere condolences to the family. We will be with her - and the others - again one day on the other side. Love to you all.