Irene Frey of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away January 20, 2023, at the age of 93. Irene was born March 23, 1929, to the late Ralph and Otillia Heintzelman. She will be remembered for her love as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Fred A. Frey; and daughter Carol Sturdivant -spouse, Joel Sturdivant of Snellville GA.
Irene was married for sixty eight years and during those years moved from Leavenworth KS, to Atlanta GA, to Marion IL to Texarkana TX and back to Atlanta. She loved to garden, cook, sewed, love and was a prayer warrior.
She is survived by her remaining children and their spouses: Fred (Debra) Frey of Cumming, Georgia; Patrick (Joan) Frey of Buford, Georgia; Kathy (John) St. John of Sugar Hill, Georgia; and Debbie (Bryan) Benfield of Gainesville, Georgia. In addition to her children, Irene is survived by eleven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Monday, January 30, 2023, from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming, Georgia.
A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 10:30AM at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Duluth, Georgia.
Interment will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 11:00AM at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 886.9899