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Irene B. (Beffa) Hensel

June 1, 1932 ~ May 24, 2022 (age 89)

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Irene Hensel died peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. She was 89. Loving mother of Gloria Hensel, Jeanne Taylor (Frank), Mary Lehman (Dale), Terese Sehgal (Neil), Monica Heinlein and the late David Hensel. She was blessed with 13 grandchildren: Jack, Maranda and Michael Taylor; Timothy Hensel (Julia) and Brendan Hensel; Allison, Ryan, Rory and Caroline Lehman; Nicholas Sehgal; Matthew and Connor Heinlein and the late Christopher Fink. She was pre-deceased by her husband Richard Hensel, sister Gloria Marsh and parents Bridget Josephine Beffa and Alfred James Beffa.

A native of New York City, she met her husband in the United States Navy where she served from 1955-1958. After marrying in August 1958 in Wakegan, IL, they settled in Greenbelt, MD, where they raised their six children. A community activist and organizer, Irene touched countless lives and made her little corner of the world better.

Relatives and friends may call at the BORGWARDT FUNERAL HOME 4400 Powder Mill Road Beltsville, MD on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 12 noon. Interment Greenbelt City Cemetery, Greenbelt, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice Casey House.  Family will have a reception starting at 2:30 p.m. following interment at the Knights of Columbus, 9450 Cherry Hill Rd., College Park, MD.

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May 31, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borgwardt Funeral Home
4400 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705

Mass of Christian Burial
June 1, 2022

12:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
12319 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Interment following funeral service

Greenbelt City Cemetery
Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770


Montgomery Hospice Casey House
6001 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville MD 20855

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