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.