Mary Elsie Tilly Feffer, 99, of East Windsor, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro, NJ.
Born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England, Mrs. Feffer lived in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, and Brooklyn and Queens, NY before settling in East Windsor, NJ in 1978. While living in the UK she worked as a telephonist during World War II. She married her husband US Army Medical Corps. Sgt. Marty Feffer in April 1945 and was one of 70,000 GI Brides who made the trans-Atlantic crossing to America in 1946. She was voted the most beautiful bride aboard the Army transport ship President Tyler.
Mrs. Feffer was a Sunday School Teacher at the Queens Reformed Church in the 1950s and was later a congregant at the First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown. She was employed as a retail sales associate at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from 1969-2008. She was a member of the East Windsor Township Senior Center and in her spare time she enjoyed nature walks, traveling, gardening, knitting, visual arts, literature, birdwatching and her cats.
Predeceased by her parents, Charles John and Elsie (Wallbridge) Tilly; her husband, Meyer Temple “Marty” Feffer ; and her brother, Eric John Tilly; she is survived by her son, David Feffer; her daughters, Pamela Farina, Nora Orphanides and Diana Orphanides; her grandchildren, Mark Orphanides, Elaine Mastrosimone, Sheilah Bradley, Michael Moran, Jennine Orphanides, Nicole Orphanides, and Luke Orphanides; her great-grandchildren, John, Anthony and Lily Mastrosimone, Suzanne, Julia and Andrew Bradley, Deacon and Makario Orphanides, and Liam Moran, and niece Elizabeth Tilly and nephew Alan Tilly in England.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown, 320 N. Main St., Hightstown, NJ.
Visitation for friends and family will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown, NJ.
Cremation services were held privately.
The Feffer family requests that masks be worn by all attendees at the visitation and funeral services of Mrs. Feffer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Feffer’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown, 320 North Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520.