Carol Lee Bendy, age 75, long time area resident of New Egypt, formerly of the Hamilton area prior to moving to New Egypt, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022. She was born on December 20, 1946 in Trenton, to the late Harold and Edith (Erick) Stoddard. She was a beloved bartender at Landry’s Tavern for 20 years before becoming a custodian for Plumsted Schools for the past 17 years. She enjoyed going to the casinos with her daughter Michele. Carol loved taking trips with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend that will be deeply missed.
Carol is predeceased by her husband, Joseph W. Bendy, Sr.; her parents Harold and Edith Stoddard; and her sister Virginia Bendy. She leaves behind her two daughters, Michele O’Brien and husband Raymond of Cream Ridge and Melissa Schmidt and husband David of Cream Ridge; her four grandchildren, Nicholas Smith, Sarah Schmidt, Susan Schmidt, and Julia Schmidt; her brother-in-law George of Morrisville, PA; and several nieces, nephews, and close friends.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 2 PM to 4 PM at Tilghman Funeral Home, located at 52 Main Street, New Egypt, NJ 08533 with a service beginning at 4 PM. Interment will take place at BGWCD Veteran Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Carol’s name to the Community Hospices of America Foundation located at 500 W. Chestnut Expressway #447, Springfield, Missouri 65801.