Obituary of Edel Freitag Edel Freitag (nee Bass), 79, of Tewksbury, NJ died peacefully on October 29, 2019, surrounded by her devoted husband and family, from complications of cancer. Born to the late Herta and Helmut Bass, she was raised in Irvington, NJ, graduating from Irvington High School and Kean University, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education. Edel grew up one of seven siblings, who she treasured throughout her life. She met her husband, Peter Freitag, in high school. They married in 1962, was the mother of their three children, who they raised together in Martinsville, NJ. She will always be remembered for the love and guidance she gave to her children and her large extended family. Her six grandchildren were especially cherished and she took great interest in all their activities, was very proud of their accomplishments, and was always there to support them. Edel loved family gatherings, particularly the Bass Family Christmas Eve celebration, a life long tradition. Family was always the focus of her life. A lifelong learner and an avid reader, Edel’s true passion was attending classical music concerts. She was adventurous, traveling with Peter internationally, along with frequent trips to see her grandchildren in California. An active and social person, she enjoyed golf, tennis, skiing, summers on Long Beach Island and seasons in Vermont. She had the good fortune of many lifelong friends who will hold her in their hearts forever. Edel was independent, pursued a career, and deftly balanced the demands of home life. Her career was spent as an exceptional educator in the Bridgewater-Raritan school district, holding various roles in special education and in guidance as a counselor. She was highly respected by students and peers alike for the unwavering support and caring she showed every student in helping them reach their potential. Visitation will be November 3, from 1-5 at the Bailey Funeral Home, 176 Main Street, Peapack, NJ. Funeral Mass will be November 4, at 10:30, St. Elizabeth Church, Far Hills, NJ. followed by interment at St. Bernards Cemetery, Bernardsville.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Edel Freitag 1940 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Gladstone, state: New Jersey