Patricia Ann Bendul

patricia bendul

May 5, 1942 ~ May 24, 2016

Bendul, Patricia Ann nee: O'Brien, age 74, of Emerson, on May 24, 2016. She was born in Teaneck, NJ and was a Domestic Engineer. Beloved wife of Thomas Bendul. Devoted mother of Kristine Bendul, Denise Bendul, Scott Bendul and his wife Christine, Keith Bendul and his wife Kathleen, Mark Bendul and his wife Jeeyoun, Glenn Bendul and his wife Esther and the late Michelle Bendul. Cherished grandmother of Kimberly, Erin, Michael, Kayla, Daniel, Yehna, and Geena. Loving sister of Beatrice O'Brien, Eileen Patterson, Jack O'Brien and Kevin O'Brien. Second mother to many others. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Wednesday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in Main Madonna R.C. Church at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: June 1, 2016 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church
Across the Street From Funeral Home
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: May 31, 2016 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

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  1. Tom & Family~
    We are so sorry to hear about Pat's passing. She put a spark into everything she touched. We will always remember the memories & good times shared at Shady lake…whether gabbing poolside or dancing the night away. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Ginger/Peter & Family

  2. Dear Tom and Family,
    Our hearts are broken to hear of Pat's passing. Brian and I were so blessed to have Pat (and you) in our lives as Christian's full time caregiver from Jan 2012 – Jan 2013. Pat was so incredibly proud of her children and grandchildren, and the love she had for her immediate and extended family was evident in every word she spoke. Our prayers are with you and your family to help you through this difficult time. Love, Dana and Brian Neill

  3. I am so saddened to hear about Pat’s passing. She was a true blessing in my life, and countless others. She will always be alive in the hearts of those who knew her and loved her. My deepest sympathies.

  4. Dear Tom,

    Our deepest condolences thoughts are with you. We will miss Pat very much. She always had a friendly smile for Daphne and me and we always enjoyed the conversations we had with her. We will never forget about the platter of Christmas cookies she baked for us every year.

    Thinking of you at this difficult time. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

    Your neighbors

    Yasemin, Dave and Daphne Kunukcu

  5. I just found out by a freak coincidence. My heart breaks for the family. Pat was like a 2nd mom to me. Kristine and I became so very close on tour and afterwards her family took me in and let me stay with them for a summer. Kristine and I had some awesome times that summer. I had never met such an amazing and loving woman. Was filled with energy and love. She loved and accepted everyone. She called me her "jennifa" it was our thing. I send all my love to her adoring husband Tom, who was just the coolest guy and as accepting as Pat, of course my heart and prayers go out to all the kids and grand kids. May you all be filled with love and light and all the wonderful and beautiful memories you shared with "mom". I wish I wouldve known, I wouldve been there to celebrate her life.

    all my love from me and the Polish's

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