11/22/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
Irene Antoinette Koskinas
Newport News High School Class of 1956
“May her memory be eternal.”
Friends and Schoolmates,
I was saddened to read of the death of Renee Koskinas Hanrahan, Most Typical Girl in the Class of 1956, wife of Allan Hanrahan ('55) of VA, who passed away in Smithfield on Sunday, November 15, 2020, just two weeks before her 82nd birthday.
She was the sister of Mary Koskinas Munger of NC and President of the Class of 1968, Tony Koskinas of NC, and of the late Peggy Koskinas Denison ('52) (23 June 1934 - 22 Dec 2018).
From the Daily Press - 11/22/20:
Renee Koskinas Hanrahan
SMITHFIELD - Irene Antoinette "Renee" Koskinas Hanrahan, a Smithfield resident since 1991, on Sunday, November 15, unexpectedly and by natural causes left her loving family on this earth to join her late family and friends.
Born on November 29, 1938 in Newport News to Anthony Adam and Frances Mae Koskinas, she graduated from Newport News High School, Class of 1956, voted "Most Typical" in the senior hall of fame, attesting to the affection felt for her by classmates.
After high school she worked first for Noland Co., followed by service with General Electric and Interstate Electronics (both in the Shipyard). To have a schedule serving her sons' school days, she worked at Sears in telephone shopping before her final 22 working years as a teachers' assistant in the Newport New Public Schools.
Preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Peggy Denison of Pennsylvania, she is survived, with much love, by her husband of 63 years, and best friend, Allan; her loving sons, Gary Hanrahan M.D. of Atlanta and Gregory Hanrahan of Williamsburg; her granddaughters, Rebecca Hanrahan of Atlanta and Sarah Hanrahan of New York City; a sister, Mary Munger, and a brother, Anthony Koskinas, both of North Carolina; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Burial will follow in St. Luke's Memorial Park in Smithfield. COVID-19
restrictions are being followed and masks and social distancing are required.
Published in the Daily Press on November 22, 2020.
November 20, 2020
My Dear Allan, words cannot tell you how this news has left me heartbroken. I can only know that you have lost not only your wife but your best friend! You two were the epitome of what marriage was about. I never remember you two EVER speaking a harsh word to each other There was ALWAYS laughter and MANY stories of travel, the kids, and of course Renee’s daily adventures of life in her crazy world
She always made Christmas a joy and tradition with each year adding a new handmade “Disney Character” to her tree. She was UNIQUE in more ways than one and lived life to the fullest. I know you will miss her terribly but remember she is with her Memaw (Mom) and God who she loved dearly and He is greeting her with open arms. I love you, Allan, and know that Christopher and I will always remember the great memories!
My love always and sorrow!
Diana Koskinas Scott
~ Diana Scott
Dear Allan, I was so saddened to learn of Renee's unexpected passing. Our dads came from Crete, Greece, as young boys, with their families on the same ship to the United States. The two families were close.
~ Renee Lampros Brown.
Renee was such a pleasure to be around. I helped her process her retirement with NNPS. I always looked forward to her visits and enjoyed meeting you, Allan. I will always have fond memories of her. God be with you in your time of grief.
~ Melita (Burge) Breeden
May God give you
strength as you go through this sad time. I was blessed to work with
Renee at McIntosh Elementary in the late 70’s. I will always
remember our friendship. She was funny and very loving. Allan, once
when I was visiting her, you came in singing Pretty Woman to her.
She was beaming from ear to ear! I know you and the boys were her
world. May God bless you and keep you. Today I will offer a prayer
of thanks for having had the blessing of her friendship so many
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Renee's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.
This information is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Be Thou My Vision
Irish Hymn, c. 8th century
Translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne (02 July 1880 - 19 Jan 1931), 1905
Versified by Eleanor Henrietta Hull (15 Jan 1860 - 13 Jan 1935), 1912
"Be Thou My Vision" midi courtesy of http://www.biblestudycharts.com/SH_Be_Thou_My_Vision.html- 04/09/11
Fall Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 11/21/05.
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