Irene R. Wanthouse

October 8, 1923December 1, 2018

Irene R. Wanthouse, 95, of Manchester passed away peacefully Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Hampton Ridge Healthcare & Rehab, Toms River. Born in East Orange, NJ, Irene had lived in South Plainfield for 35 years before moving to Manchester 27 years ago. Irene was an Administrative Secretary for several business for over 20 years. Irene enjoyed reading, cooking, baking and playing the Piano. She was a past parishioner of Sacred Heart RC Church, South Plainfield and most currently a parishioner of St. John’s RC Church in Lakehurst.

Predeceased by her son Gary in 2009, she is also predeceased by her siblings, Thomas Russell and Marylou Kreidler and is survived by her loving husband of 67 years Harry, her son Chris and daughter in law Judy of South Plainfield, daughter Maribeth Schwartz, Manassas, VA, four granddaughters, Stephanie, Marisa, Laura, Erin and two great grandsons, Noah and Jackson and great granddaughter Carly.

Services will be private per Irene’s request. A Celebration of Irene’s Life will be held at a later date.


Irene R. Wanthouse

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Judith Wanthouse

December 7, 2018

From the very first time I met you I loved you! I loved your open heart and your honesty! I loved your wonderful outlook on life, your humor, your acceptance and your strength! You taught me so much in the years I got to spend with you. You taught me to be strong, to accept life as it is, to move forward with dignity and always to have humor “whoop de doo” as you so often said! I miss you so much already, but it brings me comfort to know you are at peace and with Gary, Rick and family who you loved and spoke of so often. I will miss your stories of the old days but I will remember them always with love. Rest In Peace in the arms of the Angels and with your loved ones you have longed to see again. You will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts, we carry you with us always. I love you, Judy

Marisa Wanthouse

December 5, 2018


You are going to be greatly missed as you were loved by many. I will always remeber all the stories you used to tell and the face you used to make when you knew you were being funny. Your sense of humor and witt has definitely been passed down through us all. I love you, I miss you, and will always carry you in my heart.

Rest in peace and give Uncle Gary a kiss for me.

Love Marisa

Nancy Johnson

December 2, 2018

Dear Mom,
You were and always will be in my heart and will never be forgotten. I have so many beautiful memories. Your now home with Rick and Gary as I’m sure they are embracing you into their arms. Rest in peace Mom.