Irene Widunas

Feb. 2, 1939 - Jan. 31, 2014

Irene Widunas of Sag Harbor, an intensive care nurse at Southampton Hospital for 35 years, died of pancreatitis on Friday at Stony Brook University Hospital. She was 74.

    Ms. Widunas had a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University’s College of Nursing and Public Health and later earned a master’s degree in critical care from the Stony Brook University School of Nursing. In 2003, Ms. Widunas retired as the head nurse of the intensive care unit at Southampton Hospital.

    She adored spending time with her grandchildren and anything having to do with cats, her family said. Her other hobbies and interests included reading, playing backgammon, going to the beach, and traveling the world alongside her cadre of close friends.

    Ms. Widunas was born in Brooklyn on Feb. 2, 1939, to John and Mary Widunas. The family moved to Sag Harbor when she was 6, and she went on to graduate from the Academy of the Sacred Heart of Mary in that village.

    She is survived by a daughter, Mary Duarte Hoadley Dellon of Gaithersburg, Md., three grandchildren, and a brother, George John Widunas of Findlay, Ohio.

    Visiting hours were held yesterday at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A service followed at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Peter Devaraj officiated.

    Memorial donations have been suggested to Human Resources of the Hamptons, 168 Hill Street, Southampton 11968.