In memory of
Elaine D. Burbridge Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Elaine D. (Manasek) Burbridge, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at her home in the Dominican Republic. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Elaine was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on Oct. 28, 1928, to the late Joseph and Lucy (Venter) Manasek. Mrs. Burbridge spent her early years in New York until her family moved to Mine Hill, N.J., in the 1940s. She graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in 1946. She worked for Bell Telephone and then was a Mine Hill police officer. While working and raising four sons, she went back to school and graduated from William Paterson College with a degree in teaching. She then went on to receive her master's degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She taught at St. Mary's School in Wharton, the Stanhope School District and the Mount Olive School District. She was very involved with her community in the Dominican Republic and loved supporting the local orphanages and schools. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Joseph P. Burbridge, in 2010. She is survived by her four sons, Joseph Burbridge and wife Cindy of Dover, N.J., James Burbridge and his wife, Joan, of East Greenwich, R.I., Thomas Burbridge and his wife, Nancy, of Randolph, N.J., and Patrick Burbridge of Mine Hill; also her nine grandchildren, Ryan, Conor, Michael and his wife, Georgia, Timothy, Courtney, Bryan, Emily, Matthew and Griffin, and five great-grandchildren, Olivia, Sophia, Dylan, Kaden and Kayla. She also leaves behind her devoted caregiver, Somena, and her much loved dogs, Blanca and Coco. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton, N.J. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Wharton. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Mine Hill. Offer condolences at www.BerminghamFH.com .
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