Irene Ricalde

Obituary of Irene T. Ricalde

Irene T. Ricalde, of Mt. Arlington, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. She was 74 years young.


Born and raised in New York, NY to the late William and Irene Leonard, she was one of two children. She graduated from Hunter College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.  After raising her children in New York and spending 15 years in Pennsylvania, she ultimately settled down in New Jersey. Irene adored spending time with friends and family. She especially cherished spending quality time with her grandchildren. Irene’s hobbies included going to the movies, shopping, and crocheting. She was a wonderful and supportive mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister and friend who will remain in our hearts for an eternity.


Predeceased by her caring sister Lorraine, she leaves only joyful memories to her beloved companion of over 40 years, Donald Schoell; her loving children, Richard Ricalde and his wife Linda George and Lisa Guariglia and her husband John; her treasured granddaughters, Alyssa and Jessica; her grandson, Matthew; her lifelong friends, Veronica Rubino, Cathy McElroy, and Joanne Walsh; and many other extended family and friends.


Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 6th from 5 – 9 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, New Jersey. Memorial Donations are being accepted by way of to the Lupus Foundation of America. Please leave a condolence and special memory for her family.