Lucretia A. "Pat" Vanderbeek Obituary

Lucretia A.
Lucretia A. "Pat" Vanderbeek

November 7, 1932 - March 23, 2018
Born in Somerville, New Jersey
Resided in Watchung, New Jersey



Lucretia A. “Pat” Vanderbeek

85, died peacefully on March 23, 2018.

Pat was born and raised in Somerville, formerly of Bridgewater for many years before moving to Warren in 2013. She worked for Barneys Beauty Salon in Somerville and also at Roche Labs in Raritan,NJ. Pat was a 1950 Somerville High School graduate and a lifelong parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Somerville. Pat enjoyedvacationing her summers at the Jersey Shore with family, where she loved gardening, cooking her famous meatballs and pasta for 20 or more. Pat also spent her time socializing with her childhood friends, whom she loved like family, hunting for sea glass with her grandchildren and doing crossword puzzles on the beach. She liked playing with whatever family dogs were in the house at the time and loved spending hours and hours at her families sporting events, often being the loudest in the stands. What she loved most of all was being around her family as they meant everything to her. As a devoted daughter,mother, grandmother, sister and friend she will be remembered for her incredible kindness, generosity and great nature. Pat and her infectious smile will be sadly missed by all.

She is predeceased by her husband, Gus Vanderbeek who passed away in 2013, parents Barney and Mary Febo (Scarponi) and a sister Bernice Shickora.

Surviving are her sons, Jeffrey Vanderbeek and his wife Debbie(VanReekum) of Warren, NJ, Scott Vanderbeek of Bridgewater, NJ and Keith Vanderbeek and his wife Lynn (Mella) of Bridgewater, NJ, Pamela Vanderbeek (Bohn), a brother James Febo of Lavallette,NJ, nine grandchildren, Rem, Croy, McKenna, Taylor, Rhiannon, Connor, Chandler, Griffin and Austin, and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation services were held privately. A Mass celebrating Pat’s life will be offered at 10:30am on Monday,May 21,2018 at Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave. Somerville.

Memorial contributions can be made to Somerset County Adult Day Care Center, 120 Finderne Ave. Suite 102, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. To send condolences to the family, visit




Immaculate Conception Church
35 Mountain Ave
Somerville, NJ 08876
Monday, May 21, 2018
10:30 AM


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