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Irene Millos

September 13, 1927 April 2, 2021
Irene Millos
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Obituary for Irene Millos

Irene Millos died April 2, 2021. She was 93 years old. Irene was born Friday the 13th in September 1927. She celebrated and circled every Friday the 13th on the calendar throughout her life. Irene was born to John and Mary Millos (Nicolin), Hungarian/Romanian immigrants who arrived through New York City in 1913 and 1924, respectively.

Irene grew up in Detroit, Michigan on Russell Street with her mother and father, and her brother, George. She married Raymond Kateu on June 5th, 1948 and had two children, Ronald and Pamela Kateu. She was baptized and married at St. George Cathedral.

Irene worked at Ford Motor Company up through her retirement. Irene is part of a 4 generation long tradition of working for Ford, with the current generation, her granddaughter being the 4th. Irene’s father, John, was a superintendent at the Ford Rouge Plant, and had regular interface with Henry Ford I.

Irene enjoyed cooking for the church, knitting and sewing. She was a lover of automobiles, old movies, and music. She had an incredible sense of humor and was a great storyteller,

Anyone who met her for the first time agreed that she was an unforgettable personality.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Scott), and her granddaughter, Megan (Jacob). She is preceded in death by her son, brother, and parents.

A private funeral was held April 6th, 2021 at the Vatra in Grass Lake, Michigan.


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