Irene Navarrete Enriquez

Born May 7, 1930 in Colorado City, Texas
Departed March 7, 2024 in Rockledge, Florida

Irene Navarrete Enriquez went to her heavenly home on March 7, 2024.

Born May 7, 1930, in Colorado City, Texas, daughter of Juan and Estella Navarrete, Irene lived her early life in El Paso, Texas. Irene graduated from El Paso High School in 1947. She met her husband Alberto while on a double date, and shortly after they were married on August 14, 1948. She worked for civil service as a dental assistant at Biggs Air Force Base.

She was the mother to five children Albert, Patsy, Carrie, Jannette, and Debi. In 1966, Alberto and Irene moved to Brevard County, making it their home for 58 years. Irene loved to dance, cook, and watch sports, especially football. Together they owned and operated the first Mexican Restaurant in Brevard County. Irene brought all of her family recipes and established the iconic restaurant The Alamo Mexican Kitchen, devoting 51 years of her life to that restaurant.

Irene was the true definition of a matriarch; she was a strong woman who loved her family more than anything else. She was happiest when she was surrounded by family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Juan and Estela; husband Alberto; sons-in-law Bill and Mickey; and sister Mary.

Irene is survived by her sister Estela Munoz; brothers John (Leticia) Navarrete, Joe (Kim) Navarrete, Ruben Navarrete; children Albert (Jennifer) Enriquez, Patricia Lemley (Chuck), Carrie Philpot (Chuck), Jannette Enriquez, Debi Enriquez; nieces Monika (Terry) Ganey, Tish (Brian) Mende, Ivette Gonzalez, Dina Munoz and Kathy Gonzalez; nephews John (Marcela) Navarrete, Miguel (Brett) Navarrete, James (Alice) Navarrete, Matthew Navarrete, Ruben Navarrete Jr., Achilles Gonzalez and numerous great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by grandchildren Michael (Kelly) Enriquez, Trish (Eddie) Edwards, Maria Stoneman, Christina (Monica) Greatorex, Melissa Philpot, Erika Enriquez; great grandchildren Tristen, Madison, Mia, Maddox, Ileighana, Nicolas, Meredith, Jack, Cooper, Maxwell, Jake (Jordan), Torre, Chloe, and great great grandchild Mariela.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church Saturday March 23rd at 1pm. A reception to follow at the church hall.

Please feel free to join the family in wearing pink or purple, Irene’s favorite colors.

Anyone wishing to make an expression of sympathy is asked to consider Ascension Catholic Church.

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Carol A. Mueller from Melbourne wrote on April 8, 2024:
I have so many wonderful memories of eating and partying at the Alamo with all of the family, My sincere condolences to all of you.
Leah and rob from Melbourne wrote on March 23, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss. She seems like she was an amazing woman. Very loved. You both are in my prayers and I'm here if you need anything
CHERYL WILLIAMS from Melbourne wrote on March 15, 2024:
You were so loved by many. You have a wonderful family🤗🥰
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