Smith-McCracken Funeral Home

63 High St., Newton, NJ


Elaine Geddes

September 29, 1945September 9, 2020

A beloved member of our family was lost on September 9th when Elaine Geddes ("Mambo") passed away comfortably in her home surrounded by her loved ones. Elaine was born on September 29, 1945 to Edward and Charlotte (Lebrecht) DuBarry of Towaco. She was one of six children. She attended Boonton High School and later worked as a caregiver at the Lincoln Park Care Center. She was married in 1964 to Walter Neilson Geddes Jr. Together they raised their daughter Lisa (Geddes) Compas.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her two brothers, and her daughter. She is survived by her sisters Jeanette and Charlotte, brother Daniel, four grandchildren (Christopher, Jordan, Brianna, and Devyn), and her nieces and nephews.

Her family has many summer memories spent in Canada cliff jumping, lounging in the lake, and sitting around the fire sharing stories with her. She had a strong love for all animals, especially loons and other birds. She was a wonderful cook and baker. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she will be deeply missed by many.

Although we would love to have everyone who knew and loved Elaine to join us in celebrating her life, due to COVID-19 we will be holding a private service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Elaine’s name to the American Cancer Society. Thank you for your understanding.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, NJ.


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Donovan Allieri

September 12, 2020

I don’t know where to start, cheering us on during season in basketball? Your immaculate Oreo truffles? Or just showing love and someone to talk to. I remember stopping by just to spend time with you while you lived in Montville, with willow. You had such a huge heart and you were always welcoming no matter the time. I wish I got to spend more time with you, but most of all I got to see you sober when when I went home for the wedding. Fly free, tell Mama Lisa to save me a cake, and you save me truffles deal? I love you!

Fred Boucher

September 12, 2020

Elaine will be missed by family and friends She was my sister in-law and we had grown close over the past few years, she was so proud of her grand kids. I'm sending prayers for the family. May God Bless you and always be with you.

Rita Schneider

September 11, 2020

My most sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. She has earned her angel wings and now rests in heavenly peace.

Carol Doremus

September 11, 2020

May you rest RIP Elaine ....you are a special lady , My heart is broken again with your passing , and I know how much you were loved by your wonderful grandchildren and your family , To Chris & Rose , you are very special people . My deepest sympathy to all the family . To Jeanette , Charlotte , and Dan & all the other grandchildren , my heart is with all of you The heavens have a SPECIAL ANGEL added to many others this year , With much Love Carol Doremus


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