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Mary Anne (Lanzim) Bagden

February 17, 1923 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Mary Bagden Obituary

Mary Anne Bagden, of Pompton Plains, NJ, and longtime resident of Little Falls, NJ, died peacefully in her sleep on September 10 after loving visits with her daughter, son and grandsons.  She was 100 ½ years old.

She was born on February 17, 1923, in Paterson, NJ, to Martin and Anna Lanzim and graduated from East Side High School in Paterson.   Before marriage, she was employed as a bank teller by Citizens Trust Company in Paterson.  Later she became executive assistant to John H. Flagg, President of Flagg Machine Company and eventually retired as an actuarial assistant at Stone, Young and Co.  (now Wyatt and Watson).

After marrying her husband, Martin A. Bagden, they moved to Little Falls where she lived for more than 50 years.  They had two children, Barbara and Alan.  She was well known by her friends and the friends of her children for her always welcoming home.  She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader and volunteered at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. She was an active member of The Women’s Club of Little Falls for more than 25 years.  Since 2005, she had been a well-known and respected resident at Cedar Crest Senior Living Community in Pompton Plains, NJ.

In her younger years she loved Christmas, sewing, beaches, entertaining, cooking, ice skating and travelling.  In her last years, she loved her visits to Sag Harbor with family and friends. She will be remembered for her love of family, her elegance and always stylish attire, her sound and sensible advice, and her unbreakable strength.

One of her favorite memories was going to Times Square, NY, with her girlfriends, upon the announcement of the end of World War II, while she waited for Martin, the love of her life, to return from service for  the US Navy.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband of 47 years, Martin A. Bagden and her brother, John A. Lanzim.

She is survived by her daughter Barbara B. Roberts of New York City and Sag Harbor, NY, her son Dr. M. Alan Bagden of McLean, VA, and Lewes, DE, her grandsons M. Alex Bagden of McLean, VA, and Eric H. Bagden of Greenville, SC, and her great-grandchildren Beatrice Page Bagden, M. Anden Bagden, Henry Daniel Bagden and Edward Thatcher Bagden.

A private internment service was held on September 13 at Laurel Grove Cemetery.  A memorial service will be held at the Cedar Crest Senior Community Chapel in Pompton Plains at 1pm on Friday, November 17. Email for details. Donations in her memory can be made to The Women’s Club of Little Falls, 93 Prospect St., Little Falls, NJ 07424.

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Memorial Service
November 17, 2023

1:00 PM
Cedar Crest Chapel
1 Cedar Crest Drive
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444


Little Falls Woman's Club
93 Prospect Street, Little Falls NJ 07424


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