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Gwendolyn, of Paramus, on December 5, 2013 passed peacefully at home. She was born in Kingston, NY January 31 1928 but had been a resident of Paramus for most of her life.
A graduate of Pace University, she began her banking career at the age of 18 as a teller at (formerly) Hoboken Bank for Savings, where she worked her way up to Executive Vice President of Washington Savings Bank.
Gwen was predeceased by her sister Beatrice O'Neill and her lifelong devoted friend Norma Heule.
Gwen was the beloved sister of Laurian Bowlin and husband Jack of Hackettstown NJ, Myrna McLoughlin of Campbell Hall, NY, James Connors and wife Joan of Madison, CT, and Patricia Van Vliet and husband Ira of Mahwah, NJ. She was the cherished and very loving aunt to John Bowlin, Robert Bowlin, Cindy Roebuck, Janine Hickey, Doreen Ernst, Kim LeRose, Greg Connors, Pam Loureiro, Doug Connors, Ike Van Vliet, Kristen Reamy, Noah Van Vliet, Heidi Meyer and Tricia Kennedy. Great-aunt to 30 and great, great-aunt to five.
Family will receive friends on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at The Vander Plaat Memorial Home, S-113 Farview Ave Paramus, NJ. Funeral Service at The Vander Plaat Memorial Home on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:30 AM followed by a 10 AM funeral mass at Our Lady of The Visitation R.C. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetary, Fairview, NJ.
Vander Plaat Memorial Home
113 South Farview Avenue
Paramus , NJ 07652
Published in The Record on Dec. 7, 2013