NUTLEY, NJ - As news of the passing of Nutley Matriach Ruth Bedford spread through the community, residents immediately shared their memories of her and her philantrophy. Nutley author Anthony Buccio took from his day to share his thoughts on Bedford, as well has a page from his book Nutley Notables.
"Mrs. Ruth Bedford was a sweet soul and treated everyone equally." said Buccino. "She'd share her stories of working for W.T. Grant or open her home for many local fund raisers. While her stately home reflected her wealth, her open heart reflected her love for Nutley and all of its people. I raise a lollipop in her honor." he added.