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Lyda (Barbaris) De Gise, 95, Longtime Wyckoff Resident

Lyda De Gise
Lyda De Gise Photo Credit: Vander Plaat Funeral Home

WYCKOFF, N.J. -- Lyda (Barbaris) De Gise, longtime Wyckoff resident, died on Wednesday, April 20. She was 95.

Born in Paterson, De Gise had been a resident of Wyckoff since 1949. She graduated as a registered nurse from Paterson General Hospital School of Nursing, in 1941. She was the very first school nurse for St. Elizabeth School, in Wyckoff, a position she held for nine years.

De Gise was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Church, in Wyckoff.

She is survived by he children, Paul De Gise and his wife Margaret of Ringwood, and Donna Benden of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; grandchildren Dawn, Dana, Denise, Danielle, Joseph, Jason, Jennifer and David; and 14 great-grandchildren.

De Gise was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, William De Gise, and her son, Joseph.

Visiting hours will be from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., in Wyckoff. A funeral mass will follow, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, at St. Elizabeth Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave., in Wyckoff. Interment will follow at Christ the King Cemetery, in Franklin Lakes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Van Dyke Manor of Montclair, 42 North Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042, or Salesian Sisters, 659 Belmont Ave., Haledon, NJ 07508.

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