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D. Irish Cornaire

April 27, 2023

D. I. CornaireD. Irish Cornaire, 65, passed away at her home in Watertown Thursday morning, April 27, 2023 with her family and Hospice at her side.

Irish was born in Albany November 2, 1957, daughter of Marlon and Rose Simpson. She married James E. Cornaire on January 7, 2005. She was an avid advocate for all animals, especially cats. She enjoyed fostering, rescuing, and whispering to them. Irish also enjoyed reading and was a great cook.

Along with her husband, Jim, she is survived by her two daughters and three sons, Satoko Hamasaki and husband Travis Lapomardo, Tollhouse, CA, Damon Brewer and wife Beatrice, Warr Acres, OK, Cory Atkinson, Metlakatla, AK, Kerry Atkinson, OK, and Niall Atkinson, Bethany, OK; two step children, Rochelle Patchen, Watertown and Mikayla Kloster and her wife Jenna, Carthage; and five grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Tuesday, May 2, from 10AM to noon. The funeral service will be at noon following the hours. Online condolences to Irish's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to SPCA of Jefferson County, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#11 Lynda Coleman 2023-05-01 14:13
My sincerest condolences Jim. (Gregg's sister)
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#10 Anne Street 2023-04-30 23:42
I'm so sorry for your family's loss of Irish. What a beautiful spirit she had with her dedication to all animals. She was my hero many times over when I've brought injured wild animals or stray kitties to her. I will always have a special appreciation for Irish. She was such a kind soul.
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#9 Jeanine Cantrell 2023-04-30 20:46
Rest easy, I'm sure all of your fur babies are surrounding you at this very moment.My brother will miss you dearly. Sending love and prayers out to your family.
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#8 anthony inserra 2023-04-30 20:12
Dear Jim, So sorry to find out today that Irish passed away. She did so much for the area helping and rescuing cats in the community. She was truly an amazing person with tremendous dedication. A special place in heaven has been reserved for her. She will be missed by so many.
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#7 Shannon Drean 2023-04-30 12:10
The local animal rescue community just lost a fierce advocate & warrior in her. I am very sorry for your loss.
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#6 Linda Shockley 2023-04-30 08:16
My Sincere condolences to All of Irish's family. I am heartbroken at her loss.....May she R.I.P.
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#5 Billy Greene 2023-04-30 08:12
Rest in peace, you were a special person that changed the world.
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#4 suzanne merritt 2023-04-30 02:03
sorry for your loss
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#3 Joe Day 2023-04-29 20:12
There she is....
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#2 Jennifer Schnabel 2023-04-29 19:01
Rest in peace my dear friend. This world won’t be the same without you. I’m so glad I was able to talk to you a few weeks ago to catch up. I can only imagine the welcoming committee in heaven of all the animals you rescued and took care over the years. You will be greatly missed.
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