Hildegard A. Cleary

1928 ~ 2021 (age 93)

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Hildegard A. Cleary “Hilde” passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the age of 93. Born in New York she was a long time of resident of Ridgewood and Waldwick. Hilde was a floral designer at Peter’s Florist in Ramsey, a receptionist at the Cupola in Ridgewood for many years, an avid gardener, was very artistic and loved to paint, she was also a family history enthusiast.

As a child Hilde spent her summers at Greenwood Lake often referring to it to it as “her Greenwood Lake” Her mother operated a boarding house that she helped with. Hide was an incredible athlete – riding her bike around Greenwood Lake, canoeing and prided herself on her ability to swim across the lake and back.

Hilde was predeceased in 2016 by the love of her life, Joseph, whom she was married to for 68 years.  Hilde was a beloved, fun and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother to Hildegard Nolan (Joe), Annmarie Daly (Jim), Kathleen Atkinson (Ken), Joseph Cleary, III (Patti), Theresa Long (Bob); Matthew, Heather (Buck), Jacqueline (Wendy), J.P. (Tricia), Scott (Ashley), Bradley, Michael (Kate), Joseph T IV, Brian (Olivia), Kelly, Colleen (Anthony) and Bobby, Jr.; June, Helmsley and River. Hilde is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Gathering of Family and Friends
October 1, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
October 2, 2021

10:00 AM
Church of the Nativity
315 Prospect Street
Midland Park, NJ 07432

October 2, 2021

11:15 AM
Graveside Service
980 Huron Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417


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