MONROE TOWNSHIP - LYDA (RUBINSTEIN) ALBUQUERQUE passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021, at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. She was 84 years old.
Born in Brooklyn, she resided in East Windsor until relocation to Monroe Township 13 years ago.
Lyda was a dedicated homemaker and an entrepreneur, having owned a stationary shop.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter, in 2014, and her brother, Arthur Rubinstein in 2019.
Surviving are her children, James and his wife, Barbara, of Triangle, VA, and Michele of Jersey City.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 12:45 pm, at Beth Moses Cemetery, 1500 Wellwood Avenue, West Babylon, NY, under the direction of MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPELS, East Brunswick. For directions, please visit the "Services" page.
For my beautiful mother, a life lived with joy and love... İ found the funny little corn shaped corn holders strewn about in a draw in the kitchen of the house in Monroe. Holding them tight in my hand, fascinated by such a simple yet exquisitely designed utilitarian thing, they had the power to conjure childhood memories as if it were, or maybe it really was, yesterday. Memories of summer days spent at the Brighton Beach Baths; you so glamourous wearing a big floppy brimmed black and white hat and oversize cat eye, tortoise shell sun glasses, surrounded by your friends and the many tables of ladies playing, under a covered plaza, Mahjong. i loved to watch you play. i can still hear the sound of tiles slapping down on the table and hearing you call out, "1 bam, 3 bam, flower, then declare MAHJONG!" Over and over again tiles ritually slapped then shuffled and another long, lazy afternoon passed. Summer nights you'd make buttered corn on the cob and pass around the funny little corn holders, and now, just like then, İ poke my fingers with the tines and giggle. Curled up together on the sofa, fighting off the inevitable, i fall sleep in your arms, happy and satisfied. You are my beautiful mother. i love you.
My dear aunt Lydia a wonderful warm loving aunt who I will dearly miss I remember when uncle Walter met you I was a young child but that is the impression you made on me and I will cherish all of the years and conversations we shared
Rest In Peace forever in our hearts memories last a lifetime xx sari brown
My wonderful aunt Lyda was a real people loving person. I was fortunate enough to keep in touch even though we lived far apart. She was a wonderful sister to my dad and a truly loving human being. I will miss her dearly, as will many others I’m sure. My condolences to her daughter Michelle, her son Jim and his wife Barbara. So glad I could be there with you for Lyda’s farewell as we send her off to her eternal rest in heaven.
Lyda, I've known you since I was 10 years old and am so happy you were part of my life. I look at these photos of you and see how so full of life you always were. You will be greatly missed but will forever be in my heart. Love and miss you. Your grand-daughter, Tatjana.
Mom you will forever remain in our memory and hearts. All our love James and Barbara.
Mom thank you for all your love and support throughout the years. Thank you for being our mom, we will cherish the wonderful memories we shared growing up in Twin Rivers, family meals, sharing your wisdom and unconditional love. We will miss you terribly and you will remain in our hearts forever. Your loving son and daughter James and Michele.
Lyda was my friend and partner in our famous Twin Rivers Card Quad, she was funny and always had a beautiful smile. I’m going to miss talking and reminiscing with her on the phone. She will be missed by many .Rest in peace my dear friend.
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