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Beatrice "Bette" (nee Sorensen), 84, of Midland Park, NJ passed away peacefully on July 23, 2014. She was originally from Westwood, NJ where she raised 7 children with her beloved late husband, Robert J. Rypkema. She followed her lifelong love of art and graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in her 40's. She continued with her painting and attended many more art workshops, participated in countless art shows, received numerous awards and traveled the world pursuing her passion. Her paintings are cherished by all. She will be deeply missed by her family which include her sons, Robert and wife, Pamela of Park Ridge, NJ, Thomas and wife, Erin of North Haledon, NJ , James and wife, Sally of Hague, NY, Jeffrey and wife, Rosanne, of Midland Park, NJ, Michael and wife, Toni, of Lexington, SC, Kevin and wife, Amy, of Wilton, NY and daughter Judith and husband, Thomas, of Ramsey, NJ and her 27 grandchildren and her soon to arrive first great-grandchild. Also survived by her sister, Patricia and her husband, Chet Vincentz of Falls Church, Va. and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter-in-law, Judith Hoffay Rypkema. Visiting hours will be at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey, NJ on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 2-5 PM with a funeral service at the funeral home immediately following at 5 PM. Interment will be held on Monday, July 28th at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah. In lieu of flowers, donations to an Alzheimer's
would be greatly appreciated. Please send tributes, memories and condolences to vanemburghsneider.com.
Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home
109 Darlington Ave
Ramsey , NJ 07446
Published in The Record on July 25, 2014