Irene Hosie

May 16, 1991

Irene Hosie, director of volunteer services at St. Joseph Hospital for 21 years, died Tuesday at the hospital after a long illness. She was 65 and lived in Perry Hall.

A memorial service for Mrs. Hosie will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Towson Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake and Highland avenues.

She began working at the hospital in 1969 as an admitting clerk and became the first director of volunteers the next year.

"She was a woman with a great capacity to love and to generously share her delightful personality with her co-workers," said Sister Marie Cecilia Irwin, O.S.F., the hospital president.

A native of Scotland, the former Irene Buchanan was educated in Glasgow. She came to the Baltimore area from Canada in 1959.

She is survived by her husband, Eric Hosie.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.

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