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Irene Cantor Bilus

  • Birth 27 Dec 1919 Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 20 Dec 2009 Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 96709396

Mrs. Irene Cantor Bilus died Dec. 20, 2009, at home. She was 89.

Born in Jersey City, Mrs. Bilus was raised in North Bergen before moving to Plainfield in 1950. She lived in Plainfield and Westfield before moving to Monroe.

She graduated from Weehawken High School and, along with her husband, Irving, she owned and operated the Atkin's Dry Goods/Home Decorating Store in Plainfield and Buy-Rite Curtains and Draperies in Dunellen. She was the first president of the Sisterhood at Temple Beth-El in Plainfield and volunteered at Muhlenberg Hospital and the Plainfield Rescue Squad.

In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and played the lead role in many musical productions at her temple. She was a loving homemaker, mother, and grandmother. Her husband, Irving, died in 1981.

Interment at the United Hebrew Cemetery, Staten Island. Arrangements by Higgins Home for Funerals, Plainfield.

January 1, 2010

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  • Created by: Jeff Braucher
  • Added: 8 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96709396
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Irene Cantor Bilus (27 Dec 1919–20 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96709396, citing United Hebrew Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Braucher (contributor 47554951) .