Obituary of Irene E Morgan
Irene E. Morgan, 96, passed away on August 2, 2020 at the House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown. Born on a farm in Harmony on November 15, 1923, she was the daughter of the late David and Lydia S. Nemeth. She grew up on the farm and went to Harmony Elementary School. She graduated from Belvidere High School, class of 1941. After graduation she worked as an Office Accountant for a Dairy in Harmony and at Alpha Portland Cement Company in Phillipsburg.
She met her husband, Russ, at the Bowling Alley that used to be in the center of town in Belvidere. They were married on November 20, 1943. They lovingly raised four children in Belvidere. She was a wonderful homemaker, who enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and flower and vegetable gardening. She was great cook and baker, who frequently canned and made homemade jellies, tomato juice, pies, and apple strudel. She also enjoyed doing crosswords, word search puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and playing solitaire and rummy. She was an avid reader, who enjoyed her romance novels and her Yankee books and magazines. She was a faithful fan of her beloved Yankees for many years, especially during the years Derek Jeter was with the team. She never missed a game on TV. In earlier years, she enjoyed listening to country music and her vacation to Nashville and visiting the Grand Ole Opry. She also enjoyed going to Vince Gill concerts.
She enjoyed hosting her family on holidays, summer picnics, and other family gatherings.
For many years she was an in-home child care provider. In later years, she worked at Belvidere High School in the cafeteria and then was manager of the cafeteria at Warren Hills Middle School, where she worked for many years until retiring at age 82.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Russ; sister, Margaret Nemeth Monte; and brothers, Louie and David Nemeth.
Irene is survived by her four children: Bob Morgan and his wife Barbara; Judy Comunale; Debbie Rodis and her husband Doug; and Rusty Morgan and his wife Carole; nine grandchildren: Rich Snyder and his wife Nurys; Rob Snyder; Rusty Morgan and his wife Lauren; Megan Stiles and her husband Jim; Melissa Morgan; Amanda Comunale and her partner William; Matt Rodis and his partner Leah; Becky Bushby and fiancé Greg; and Heather Kelly and husband Ed; seven great-grandchildren: Brielle, Brayden, Kai, Zach, Luke, Hunter and Autumn; and her nieces and nephews.
She was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by all who knew her.
All services will be private under the care of Knoll-DeVoe Funeral Home & Cremation Service Washington, NJ. Interment will be in Summerfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to: Belvidere Ambulance Corps, 234 Paul St., Belvidere, NJ 07823 or the Good Will Fire Company, 689 Water St., Belvidere, NJ 07823