Beatrice M. Gardepe (nee Smith) of Highland Lakes, N.J.,assed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. She was 97.
She was born to John and Gertrude Smith in Unionville, N.Y.
Beatrice worked for Accurate Forming in Hamburg, N.J., for 16 years, retiring in 1986.
Beatrice is predeceased by her husband, Edward Gardepe.
She is the mother of three sons, John, Gerald and Robert; and four daughters, Susan, Patricia, Nancy and Judy. She is blessed with many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Graveside services under the direction of Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, Vernon, N.J., were held Feb. 23 at Deckertown-Union Cemetery, Wantage Township, N.J.