Irene Barno

BARNO - Irene (Sado) , 88,  a long-time resident of Ebensburg , died December 7, 2019  under the compassionate care of the attentive staff at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.  Irene married the love of her life, Michael P. Barno (Micky), and they enjoyed  58 years of marriage before his passing in 2014. Survived by children:   Eric Barno (Kimberly Thomas) of  Deale, MD;  daughter Jean Barno Maisano (James Maisano) of  New Rochelle, NY;  grandsons:  Nicholas Barno and Michael Maisano;  as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.   Irene is preceded in death by all of her brothers and sisters: John Sado, Charles Sado,  Mary Edwards,  Helen Lion, Catherine Sado,  Annie Stiffler, and Sophie Kervin .   Born on August 23, 1931 to Charles and Helen Sado,  Irene grew up on a farm in Colver.  She graduated from Blacklick Valley High School and, prior to her marriage, worked at Bell Telephone Co.  After marriage, she briefly moved to Bellefonte before returning to Ebensburg.   Irene dedicated herself to meticulously establishing a warm and loving home for her family and creating memories worthy of a storybook.   Christmas and Easter were filled with trays of  home-baked  cookies and  birthdays  celebrated with red velvet cakes. Sunday meals were followed by trips to the farm to visit family.  She was a treasured friend to many, always taking time to give others comfort.  Irene was a long-time member of Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Ebensburg, where in the 1970s she helped organized the annual festival and calendar party,  made baptismal bibs, and cleaned the church.  When her children grew, she went on to work at Laurel Crest Manor in the laundry.  After her retirement, she volunteered with St. Vincent DePaul.   Irene was a masterful gardener, a skilled craftswoman, and a wonderful cook.  Her greatest joy came from caring for her family and friends, always making people feel special with her thoughtful gestures, and she adored her grandsons beyond measure.  A gathering of friends will begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 16th at Holy Name Church Narthex, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m., the Rev. Fr. Brian Warchola, celebrant.  Interment at Holy Name Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Garvey Manor, 1037 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA, 16648 or to John Paul II Manor, 856 Cambria Street, Cresson, PA 16630.  Arrangements are in the care of the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Ebensburg.