Vivian  Dibsie

Vivian Dibsie

Wednesday, March 7th, 1934 Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Vivian M. Dibsie (Hatem)

DIBSIE, Vivian M. (nee Hatem) – 85, of Franklin Lakes passed away on April 9, 2019. Born in Paterson, she lived in Clifton before moving to Franklin Lakes in 1973. Vivian was a parishioner of Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church in Franklin Lakes.

Beloved wife for over 60 years of Dr. Basil Dibsie of Franklin Lakes. Devoted mother of Karen Lyle and her husband David of Colorado, Susan Dibsie of Paterson, Lisa Dibsie of Mahwah, Basil C. Dibsie of Nevada and Dennis Dibsie and his wife Michele of Morristown. Loving grandmother of Brian, Mark and Daniel Lyle and Jasmine Dibsie. Dear sister of Elias Hatem of Florida and aunt of Maria Portelli

The family will receive family and friends for a Memorial Visitation on Tuesday, April 16th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 17th at 10 AM at Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 787 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Paterson.

The family requests donations be made in Vivian’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To send flowers to the family of Vivian M. Dibsie (Hatem), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home
    530 High Mountain Road
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    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home
    530 High Mountain Road
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    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church
    787 Franklin Lakes Road
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    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
    Father John Job
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    58 Mclean Blvd
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Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.

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Linda Colaiacovo & Philip Fowler, Engineered Air Solutions Team, and others have sent flowers to the family of Vivian M. Dibsie (Hatem).
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Linda Colaiacovo & Philip Fowler, Engineered Air Solutions Team, and others have sent flowers to the family of Vivian M. Dibsie (Hatem).
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Karl Sawyer

She was like a mom to me!
Comment | Posted at 05:31pm via Condolence

Alexa Ross

Thank you Vivian for being you
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Alexa Ross planted a memorial tree for Vivian Dibsie
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Alexa Ross

It was my pleasure to meet Vivian when she joined my late husband Jack Ross' acting class in Greenwich Village when she was in her fifties. I'll never forget her performance in "Lovers and Other Strangers." She was always fun and ready to go and welcomed me into her beautiful home more than once. Generous and enthusiastic, she was a blessing to everyone she knew.
Comment | Posted at 02:06pm via Condolence

Meryl Landau

To the whole Dibsie Family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. I am sending our deepest sympathy from the whole Landau's family too. Although we didn't know your Mom that well but she seemed like a beautiful,sweet, caring person too. She will be miss by all who knew her too.
Comment | Posted at 07:33pm via Condolence

Patrice Mary Land

I am very sorry for your loss. Most people who have died will be resurrected. Jesus promised that “those in the memorial tombs will . . . come out.” In harmony with God’s original purpose, those resurrected as humans will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth. This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life for obedient humans. The Bible says: “The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.” You can also look at Revelation 21: 3-4
Comment | Posted at 11:01am via Condolence

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