South Plainfield – Irene Keleman, 78, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at JFK Medical Center surrounded by family.

 Born in Trenton, Irene resided in Bound Brook, Whitehouse, Somerville and Dunellen before settling to South Plainfield.

 Irene was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend.  She enjoyed spending time in the company of her family and friends.  Irene worked many positions in the food service industry starting at the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse in the 1970’s.  She later worked for Ethicon, Union Carbide and Middlesex High School.

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 Predeceased by her parents, Larry (1984) and Mary Gargano (2003) and a brother, Frank (1986), surviving are her husband of 51 years, Joseph Keleman of South Plainfield; four children, Debbie McGuire (Tim) of Alabama, Irene Fiorentino (Tony) of South Plainfield, Joseph of Piscataway and Steven of Green Brook; sister, Doris Gargano of Florida; brother, Richard Gargano of Arizona and a grandchild, Brian as well as many extended family and friends.

 Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 2-4PM & 7-9PM in South Plainfield Funeral Home (, 2456 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield NJ 07080.

 Cremation will be held privately.