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Irene Rankell Farkas, 73, passed away peacefully at her home in Montville, NJ, on the morning of Sunday October 3, 2021. She was a loving lifetime partner; a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, and cousin; and a close and dear friend. The younger daughter of the late Molly and Arthur Rankell, Irene is survived by Paul Lenny Lubin, her partner of many years. She is also survived by her son Daniel, her daughter Marieka, and grandchildren Eliana, Ezekiel, Samuel, and Benjamin. Irene had an older sister, Verna, who passed away in 2013. Irene was born in Manhattan and grew up in Englewood, NJ. After graduating from Dwight Morrow High School in 1965, she attended Douglass College, where she majored in mathematics and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1969. She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1984. She spent her professional career in the field of information technology, having worked at Hoffman-La Roche, American Cyanamid, Newsweek, Coach, and Sharp Electronics. Irene was a resident of Parsippany for twenty years before moving to Montville in 2001. A private grave-side funeral service will be held at Temple Israel Cemetery in Norwalk, CT. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor the memory of Irene is encouraged to make donations to the Silver Platter Foundation, whose website is
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