Irene J. LeCates of Millsboro passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 at Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

She was born on Jan. 27, 1937 in Laurel to the late Edward E. and Bertha K. Hickman LeCates. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six siblings: Linwood, Ivan, Roy, Clifton, Marie, and Anna.

Irene worked at First National Bank of Maryland as a sorter and also worked at NCR when it was located in Millsboro. She was a member of Hickory Hill Methodist Church and also their choir. She enjoyed yard work and plants and was known to be a very hardworking woman.  

She is survived by one brother Kenneth LeCates and one sister Doris Esposito as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She also leaves behind a very special niece Betty Harding and a very special friend Beverly Mitchell.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE  19966, where friends may call from noon-1 p.m. for viewing and visitation.  

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Hickory Hill Methodist Church, c/o Roy Rogers, 28209 Walt Carmean Lane, Millsboro, DE 19966.