Vanderbeek, Mirtila "Matilda" (Reines) age 87, passed away October 1, 2017.  Born in Puerto Rico, she was raised in New York City, lived in Fairlawn where she was a homemaker and apartment manager before moving to West Milford twenty nine years ago. Mrs. Vanderbeek also resided in the Netherlands for twelve years with her husband of seventy years Adrianus who passed away in 2015. Full of a lot of love, she's the beloved mother of Sandra Rust (husband Henricus) and Alphonus Vanderbeek. Sister of Melba Leslie. Also survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandaughter. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son Miguel Vanderbeek and daughter Cornelia Samuel. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. with a service at 7 P.M. at Richards Funeral Home 1440 Union Valley Road West Milford. Family and friends to gather Thursday 10 A.M. at the funeral home before interment at Cedar Heights Cemetery, West Milford. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Lung Association would be appreciated.

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