Nathalie Shirley Baum

Nathalie Shirley Baum

AGE: 78 • Lakewood

Nathalie S. Baum, 78, passed away March 8, 2014 at Morristown Medical Center. She was born Nathalie Roy on June 27, 1935 in Madawaska, Maine. In her early years she worked for Fraser Paper where she met her future husband, Ralph A. Baum. They married in August of 1956 and moved to North Bergen where they raised 5 children. After retiring from Sylvette's retail shop in West New York, Nathalie and Ralph moved to Lakewood on the Jersey shore where they spent 12 years together. For the past year, she resided at The Chelsea in Montville, NJ where she enjoyed new friends, trips to the boardwalk and happy visits with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all.

Nathalie was pre-deceased by her loving husband Ralph in 2007 and her son Steven in 2009. She is survived by her son Michael of California; son Thomas of Connecticut; son Richard (wife Arlene) of California; and daughter, Michelle Price (husband Kevin) of New Jersey. Nathalie is also survived by her 7 grandchildren.

Friends may call Thursday, March 13, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the D'Elia Funeral Home, Rt. 70 & Vermont Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 14 at 10:30AM at St. Mary of the Lake Church in Lakewood. Burial will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery. For further information or to post a tribute please visit

Funeral Home

D'Elia Funeral Home
Route 70 & Vermont Avenue Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1987

Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 11, 2014