Irene Marie (Makely) Besink (1923 - 1991)

Irene Marie (Makely) Besink
1923 - 1991
updated November 28, 2019
Irene Marie (Makely) Besink, mother to 3 children, was born on April 7, 1923 in Jersey City, New Jersey. She was born into the Makely family and married into the Besink family. She was born to Anna (Kislan) Makely and Michael Makely, with siblings John, Ann, Helena, and Michael. Irene married Nicholas J Besink on October 19, 1946. They gave birth to Judith Ann Besink, Roger Alan Besink, and Nicholas J (M) Besink. She died around August 26, 1991 at Jersey City, New Jersey, Bayonne, New Jersey at 68 years of age.

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Irene Marie (Makely) Besink
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First name
Middle name
Maiden name
Besink, Makely
Last name(s)
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(Private Home) Besink, 23 LaTourette Place - Floor1, in Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey United States 07002
Last known residence
Irene Besink was born on in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey United States
Irene Besink died at Jersey City, New Jersey, 23 La Tourette Place - Floor 1, in Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey United States 07002
Irene Besink was born on in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey United States
Irene Besink died at Jersey City, New Jersey, 23 La Tourette Place - Floor 1, in Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey United States 07002
Choking on a bone
Cause of death
at Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, 340 Ridge Rd, in North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey United States 07031
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Ethnicity & Lineage


Nationality & Locations Lived

Austrian, Hugarian, Welsh, Irish
And Czechslovakian
Jersey City, New Jersey
Bayonne, New Jersey


Roman Catholic



Graduated from Dickinson High School in Jersey City, NJ


Worked in Western Electric in Kearny, NJ

Personal Life & Organizations

Raised three children, Nicholas J.M.(Jimmy) born 5-31-47, Roger Alan born 11-22-52, and
last her little girl, Judith Ann, born 6-22-61

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Jan 1, 1899 - Feb 2, 1951
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Oct 31, 1919 - Dec 7, 1996
May 1920 - 1993
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Irene Marie (Makely) Besink & Nicholas J Besink

October 19, 1946
Irene Marie (Makely) Besink


Feb 26, 1920 - around Nov 25, 1990


1961 - Unknown
around Nov 22, 1952 - Nov 13, 2019
May 31, 1947 - Unknown


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Leaves behind three children, Nicholas J.M. and his wife Linda T.White-Besink, Roger Alan and his wife Cheryl D.Rich-Besink, Judith Ann Clark and husband, Chuck Clark Jr., and 4 grandchildren, Daniel Besink,
Nicolas R. Besink, Renae D. Besink all of Chino, California,
And Corey A.Besink-Clark of Bayonne, New Jersey

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1923 - 1991 World Events

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In 1923, in the year that Irene Marie (Makely) Besink was born, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1962, Irene was 39 years old when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1975, when she was 52 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1989, Irene was 66 years old when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1991, in the year of Irene Marie (Makely) Besink's passing, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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