Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels

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Hilda Portuguese

January 25, 1923November 11, 2019

Hilda Portuguese, age 96, of Tinton Falls, New Jersey passed away on Monday November 11, 2019.

Hilda received her Bachelors degree from Newark State Teachers College, and had two masters degrees from Rutgers University in Student/Personnel Supervision and Guidance.

She worked as a Vice Principal for Orange High School, and was the Principal of Forest Street School in orange.

She was a member of Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Woman, and was also a Past President of the Orange Teachers Association.

Predeceased by her parents, Aaron and Charlotte Portuguese, and her two brothers, Leonard and Sanford Portuguese, she is survived by her family Jules Weinblatt, Margery (Kenneth) Schwartz, Michael (Vicky), Leah, Evan (Lauren), Chase, Daniel (Marion), and Brian.

A graveside service for Hilda will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:00 am at Temple B'nai Abraham Memorial Park, 2600 Rt 22, Union, NJ 07083.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bloomfieldcoopermanalapan.com for the Portuguese family.


  • Graveside Service Friday, November 15, 2019


Hilda Portuguese

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Dina Blackwood

November 13, 2019

I met Hilda 9 years ago when she hired me to help her move into Seabrook. I knew I wanted to be friends with her immediately. I visited her every week since. We shared our favorite books together, she told me of her travels, she always asked about my family wanting to know what everyone was up to. We agreed to not talk politics and laughed about that. I told her often how Wednesday s were my favorite day because of our little visits. And we always said I love you to each other when we said goodbye.
I admired her courage , her independence and her wisdom. I am blessed to have known her.
My sympathy goes to her family that she loved. She was an amazing women.