Edna Nesbitt

(September 15, 1934-November 18, 2013)

Regardless of where she was or what she was doing, Edna always brought a happy go lucky attitude to all of her endeavors. Most recently, as a crossing guard in her home town of Riverside, she knew just about everyone that drove by Bridgeboro and Washington Streets, and had a smile and wave ready for all of them. She moved to the area in 1995 and worked with her sister, Norma, in the Riverside School until 2005. Prior to that she worked for, and retired from GE and she had even served in the Air Force. The one constant at them all; Edna was never at a loss for words. She was ready to spark up a conversation with anyone, anywhere at any time.
Edna is survived by her sisters, Grace Lallo of Delran and Norma Copes (Beverly) of Riverside, her brother, William of PA as well as by her nieces and nephews.
Come celebrate Edna’s 79 wonderful years (Sept. 15, 1934 – Nov. 18, 2013) on Saturday from 9 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where the service will be at 10:30. Interment to follow at Monument Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Riverside Public Library Association 10 Zurbrugg Way Riverside, NJ 08075.

7 thoughts on “Edna Nesbitt

  1. Michelle DeFabis & Donna Sommer

    To the family of Edna, We are so sorry. My mom Donna and I have known both Norma, and Edna for a long time. Michelle attends Riverside High School and Edna was one of the crossing guards that crossed me, and so is Norma, We are so very sorry for your loss, Norma, your family is in our prayers

    Michelle DeFabis & Donna Sommer

  2. Jennifer, Billy, and Kaitlyn

    Out deepest sympathy to Norma and Edna’s family, We are so sorry for your loss. Edna was one of the sweetest women I knew. She was so nice to my children and I appreciated her for that. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Jennifer Jones and Family

  3. Loretta J Ross

    Edna will be truly missed, her sweet and down to earth personality was something to be treasured.
    Edna, Norma, Grace & Carol are long standing members in the Del Val Ladies Bowling League. I have so many memories more than I can share on this occasion, however they are all good ones. Edna will be missed by all that knew her and her Del Val Ladies family truly share in this loss.
    Grace, Norma, Carol
    My deepest sympathy and love to all of you and your families.
    If there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely
    Loretta Ross

  4. Jane Pittman

    Edna will always be remembered for her infectious smile and wave. There was never a time when she
    didn’t put a smile on my face when I was driving the bus or in my car and some days that’s all I needed.
    There won’t be a time when I drive by Bridgeboro & Washington that I won’t think of her.
    Thanks for the memories and you will be missed by many!

  5. Carol Bishop

    To the family of Edna, I am so sorry for your loss. I first new Edna through the library where she worked and was also a volunteer. Edna was always cheerful and helpful. She loved to talk about Riverside. I also saw her a lot as a crossing guard because my husband and I are walkers. She always had something pleasant to say as we walked by. She loved her new crossing position since she got to see so many children. Many people tooted as they drove by and she joked at how much her arm hurt from waving. She will be missed by many.

  6. Kathy Robinson

    I first met Edna when I served on the Library Board of Directors. She was a wonderful dedicated worker and just so pleasant to be with. She always had a friendly smile and when she became a crossing guard I still had the pleasure of her greetings and humor when our paths crossed. My condolences to her family. She will be missed by many and my prayers are with you.

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