Obituary: Irene Meklune, 95, of Carteret

Visitation is today, June 18, at Chubenko Funeral Home in Port Reading.

Irene Meklune, 95, of Carteret passed away June 14 at JFK Medical Center in Edison. 

Born in , Irene was a lifelong resident of Carteret. She with her husband Henry were the owner-operators of Mac’s Auto Body Shop in Carteret. After her husband Henry’s passing in 1983, she managed the business with her son, Henry. Irene was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Carteret, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mt. Zion Chapter #116, a member of the Hill Seniors and the Carteret Day Seniors Group.

She is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Elizabeth Palko, her husband Henry R. Meklune in 1983, 2 brothers Joseph and Roland Palko. Irene is survived by her 3 children; Linda Stuart and her husband Richard of Morganville, Henry Meklune and his wife Susan of Morganville, Donna Marie Pardee and her husband Dennis of Morganville, 4 grandchildren; Kristine Wright and her husband Michael, Elizabeth Betz and her husband Darryl, Douglas Pardee, Dara Lynn Pardee and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday June 19th at 11 am from the at 625 Port Reading Avenue in Port Reading, followed by a private cremation.

Visitation will be Monday, June 18, 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm at the funeral home. The Eastern Star will hold ritual at 7:30 pm. 


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