Raffaela “Raye” (Pezzone) Binkert, 90, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.An active and faithful member of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn, she was a member of the Rosary Society and Marriage Encounter.A woman devoted to her family, she enjoyed cooking, knitting, opera, art, and traveling.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Binkert.Loving and devoted mother of Sally Forren, Colette Amoroso, JoAnn Binkert, Peter, Michael J. and the late Kenneth Binkert.Cherished grandmother of ten and great grandmother of fourteen,Dear sister of the late Peter, Anthony, Ralph, Josephine and Caroline.
A funeral mass is planned for Monday, July 9, 2012, 10:30 AM at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ.Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Raye may be made to Tomorrow’s Children Fund, C/O Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601.
Mike & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Raye. I was very fond of her for so many reasons. One being that she reminded me so much of my Grandmother. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Love you all, Al
joann and family am sorry to hear of your loss but i know her love and kindness surrounds you in your time of sorrow
my deepest sympathy to joann and her family on this loss. my prayers are with all of raye's family. she was a special lady.
I will truly miss you and our talks. You were so kind and generous. You will always remain in my prayers.
My Aunt Raye was the best. I always wanted to be part of the Binkert family, as not only were they my cousins who I grew up with every other Sunday, but because my Aunt Raye loved her family more than life.Aunt Raye was my Dad's sister, and it was a privilege for me to be a part of their world, which seemed to me like the perfect family. Every child and grandchild was adored by my Aunt, secretly making me wish I was one as well. We had the best of times when the Pezone family got together at the Binkerts, with endless amounts of food, drink, and loud engaged voices excitedly interrupting each other with the next joke. Collette, my accomplice, would steal away after dinner and only return until Michael and Kenny would play guitar and sing. Now I wish I never left the table. Such great memories we have that I look back on with such gratitude, for being part of this great family, from which my Aunt Raye created. She will always be missed, and to my cousins, our hearts go out to all of you as we are with you in spirit. Love always, Toni
Ziad & Victoria DeSanctis Haddad
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Aunt Raye was a great lady and always made us feel welcomed. She will truly be missed. With sympathy, Ziad & Victoria.
Mike, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Mary Ann Pezone
Our love and prayers are with you all. A dear sister-in-law and friend, loving and generous Aunt, Our memories bring us great joy and comfort. Love Aunt Mary
Please accept our sinere heartfelt condolences to Colette and family on the passing of your cherished Mother. With love, Wendy & John DiPeri
Jim & I knew Raye & Joe through Marriage Encounter many years ago. They were funny, loving people who always were 'looking out' for those of us who were younger. I know she must have been the BEST mother to you who were her 'real' children! The world will be a sadder place without her, but heaven is rejoicing! God , grant her eternal rest, and peace and good memories to you, her beloved family! Our love, Jim & Maddi Romaine, Saddle Brook (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My deepest sympathies to Collette and your whole family on the loss of your dear Mother.