Irene M. Winch, 86, of Beverly Hills, FL died on October 17, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast House in Lecanto, FL. Irene was born on April 12, 1930 in Bangor, NY the daughter of Clifford and Marguerite Rich. She was a secretary. Irene moved to Beverly Hills in 1985 from Star Lake, NY. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. Irene's favorite pastimes were being with her family, reading, and watching Jeopardy on television. She was a #1 Fan of the Tampa Bay Rays. Mrs. Winch is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Winch; brothers, Clifford Rich and Harold Rich; and granddaughter, Danyelle. Survivors include her sons, Gary Winch and wife Sandy of Naples, NY, Chris Winch of Palmyra, PA, and David Winch and wife Kathy of Beverly Hills, FL; brother Albert Rich of Rochester, NY; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. A Memorial Service for Mrs. Winch will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Heinz Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of services. Following the memorial service, she will be laid to rest with her husband, Jack Winch at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL ( heinzfh.com ).
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