Bender Syfor, Geraldine T.
Bender Syfor, Geraldine T. age 86 of Newton passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family Wednesday January 13, 2021 at her home. Born in Framingham Massachusetts, Ger-aldine grew up in Orange and had lived many years in West Orange before moving to Newton.
Daughter of the late Ciro and Carmella (nee Barbarise) Tennaro, Geraldine was a graduate of the Mount Carmel RC School class of 1952. She had a long career as an Office Assistant with the Becker Co. East Orange, NJ until her retirement.
A devout and active parishioner of the Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church Newton, NJ, Geraldine was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grand and great grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Geraldine was predeceased by her first husband Alfred T. Bender Sr. in 1988, a son Robert J. Bender in 1957, her brother Michael Tennaro in 2011 as well as her sister Patricia Lambrugo in 1999. Survivors include her husband John L. Syfor Sr., her daughters Patricia and her husband Frank Warr, Diane and her husband James Dalcourt, her sons Alfred T. Jr. and his wife Nancy Bender and Gary D. and his wife Jodi Bender. Also surviving are her sister Jean Smith as well as her eight grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Due to Covid-19 private arrangements were held at the convenience of the family. Arrange-ments and online condolences through Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) New-ton, NJ. www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com