We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bridgewater Funeral Home
Edith A. Notar, 94, passed away at the New Jersey Veterans Home in Edison on December 2, 2021. Edith was born, August 28, 1927 in Paterson, New Jersey to Carmela Emily Confredo and James Vincent Notar. She graduated from Passaic Senior High School, and was an active member of Saint Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Paterson, New Jersey.
In January 1953, Edith enlisted in the United States Air Force. After training at Lackland AFB in Texas and Francis E. Warren AFB in Wyoming, she served in the telecommunications field at stateside bases in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Washington, and California. She also served two tours in Germany and one in the Philippines. She received the National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the Meritorious Service Award. While serving she also traveled to Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Jerusalem, and North Africa.
After retirement in July 1975 as a master sergeant, Edith returned to Paterson where she worked as a veterans outreach aide at the Department of Employment Services. In August 1983, Edith moved to Catharpin, Virginia and completed her bachelor’s degree at Marymount College in Arlington Virginia and obtained her master’s degree at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She has been an active supporter of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia where she was an Oblate. She was a dedicated bingo player and was well known for her crocheting of beautiful baby sweater sets and blankets. She returned to Paterson in May 2009 to be with her aging sister, Mary Franco.
Edith was very attached to her family and kept in regular contact with her many relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, two brothers and beloved nieces, Carmella McNerney, Diane Ramaglia, and nephew, Ralph Varick. She is survived by her four caregivers; Peter McNerney, Margaret McNerney Wilson, Mary McNerney Capone, Patricia McNerney Millan– Campbell, and one niece, three nephews, ten great nieces, four great nephews, ten great-great nieces, ten great-great nephews, and many beloved friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Prayers will be said 8:30AM on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the funeral home followed by a 9:30 AM mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville.