Gertrude (Ratigan) Kress of Pompton Plains, formerly of Dumont and Weehawken died on December 4, 2017 after a brief illness. She was 99 years old.
Before retiring Gertrude was a Catholic school teacher and a sales associate for Stern's and Macy's. She was a lay minister in the Cedar Crest Catholic Community. She enjoyed the Cedar Crest social life as well as spending time with her family and her dear companion and friend, John Duncan.
Gertrude is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Golub and Bernadette Kress-Majors and her sons-in-law David Golub and Dick Majors. She also leaves five grandchildren: Tim, Dan, Michael, Sarah and Alex, three great grandchildren: Judah, Layla and Max and her sister Peggy Seegers. She was predeceased by her husband George and brothers John and Frank.
Friends and family may visit from 10:30a-12p on Friday, December 8th at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 12:20 pm on Friday at Cedar Crest Chapel, Pompton Plains. Gertrude will be buried at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Gertrude's memory can be made to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry, 315 Main St. West Orange, NJ 07052 or Cedar Crest Pastoral Ministries. scanlanfuneralhome.com.