God embraced another angel today. Irene Tsobanakis died peacefully on Thursday May 16 at the age 55. Irene was born and raised in San Mateo, California. She moved to San Jose and married the love of her life the late Anthony Tsobanakis . Irene was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She loved her children and embraced every moment with them with every breath. She had a vivacious personality and made everyone around her laugh. She was courageous, loyal, kind and believed that there was goodness in everyone. Irene leaves behind three beautiful children, Christina Tsobanakis, Eleni Tsobanakis and Bobby Tsobanakis. She was the loving daughter of Anna Kanakaris and the late John Kanakaris and the dear sister of Elaine Lazaridis & husband George Lazaridis & their daughters Irene and Joanna and Gina Koumarnetos & husband Nick Koumarnetos and their children Anastasia, Yianni and George.