Bertha Stella Lake


Bertha Stella (Wilson) Lake, 81, of New Milford, NJ passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.  Born and raised in Paterson, NJ she resided in New Milford for 46 years.  A faithful and active member of New Milford Presbyterian Church, she served as an Elder and Treasurer.   Bertha enjoyed watching sports, especially baseball and tennis and was a loyal NY Yankees fan.

Prior to retiring in 1996, she was an Administrative Assistant with Hackensack Trust and Wells Fargo for 32 years.

Beloved wife of Clifford Lake.  Loving and devoted mother of Ruth Lake, Robyn Vietri and husband Nick and the late Robert Lake.  Cherished grandmother of Bob Lake and wife Erika, Nicole Dedrick and husband Tim, Anthony DeBenedictis, Jacky Mahoney and husband Ryan and Matthew and Stephen Vietri.  Adored great-grandmother of Bobby and Lilly Lake and Kaylee and Ryan Mahoney.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 24, 2018, 2 pm at New Milford Presbyterian Church, 737 River Road, New Milford, NJ 07646.  Following the service, please join the family in the church hall for a gathering.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bertha to the New Milford Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

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