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Anne Lee (nee Anna Puglise), a long-time resident of Closter, died peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by the love of her family, on December 8th at the Armenian Nursing Home in Emerson after a short illness. Mrs. Beddoe had lived at Armenian for two years, and before that, resided in the Potomac Homes in Bergen County.
Mrs. Beddoe was born in Albany, NY, and had three siblings, two of whom survive her. She met and married her husband, John Beddoe, in Albany. He passed away in 2000. They had five children, Suzanne and her husband Larry of Gilbertsville, NY; Sally Jo and her husband Garth of Denville, NJ; John (Jack) and his wife Linda of Demarest, NJ; Bruce, of Arkville, NY; and Brian and his wife Elizabeth of Closter, all of whom survive her.
Mrs. Beddoe lived in Closter for 60 years. While caring for her family, she worked as a bookkeeper and in childcare in various locales. Mrs. Beddoe also earned her LPN degree and worked in Englewood Hospital. She volunteered for the Girl Scouts, the PTA, Northern Valley Booster Club, American Field Service and the Closter Elks. She was well known for her delicious and generous Italian cooking and for fresh homemade donuts at Halloween. Her kitchen was a warm and friendly place for all, with a fresh pot of coffee always brewing. She welcomed one and all into her loving home.
Mr. and Mrs. Beddoe were married nearly sixty years. In addition to their five children, Mrs. Beddoe ("Oma") has twelve grandchildren: Rebecca, Megan, Sally, Kimberly, Gavin, John, Diane, James, Robert, Kaitlyn, Tom, and Jaimie; and six great-grandchildren: Johnnie, Maggie, Mary, Molly, Anna, and Zahra; plus many other beloved "children" including David Blaikie and David Tomaras. Mrs. Beddoe enjoyed nothing more than big family gatherings in her home with lots of good food.
Friends may visit at Moritz Funeral Home, 348 Closter Dock Road, Closter, on Tuesday, December 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Both visiting hours will be followed by a meditation. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Armenian Home, Bergen Hospice, or the
Moritz Funeral Home
348 Closter Dock Rd. Closter, NJ 07624
Published in The Record from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012