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Ethel M. (nee-Zarra) Bond

October 16, 1931 - October 23, 2021

Loving Mother, Stepmother, and Grandmother


Service Date: November 2, 2021

In Lieu of Flowers: Please make donations in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association - Greater New Jersey Chapter. 23 Vreeland Road (Suite #105), Florham Park, NJ 07932.

Obituaries » Ethel M. (nee-Zarra) Bond

Ethel M. (nee-Zarra) (Gsell) Bond passed away on Saturday October 23, 2021 at The Oaks in Denville. She was 90 years old.

She was born and raised in Newark. Ethel lived in West Orange and Toms River before moving to Morris Plains in 2019.

Ethel was an elementary school teacher in West Orange for many years prior to becoming a technical writer for Telcordia Technologies in Piscataway.

She is pre-deceased by her husband, Franklin Bond who passed away on 5/18/1978, her second husband, Gerald Gsell who passed away in November of 2015; her brother, Harvey Zarra; and her stepson, Marc Gsell.

Survivors include her daughter, Lori Wright and her husband, Keith; her son, Christopher Bond; her stepson, Scott Gsell and his wife, Angie; her stepdaughter, Jayne Brzoziwski and her husband, Phil; her grandchildren: Alexandra, Madelyn, and Maxwell. Ethel is also survived by her six step grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Graveside Service at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Elmwood Cemetery. 1676 NJ-27, North Brunswick, NJ. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Par-Troy Funeral Home. 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973) 887-3235. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater New Jersey Chapter. 23 Vreeland Road (Suite #105), Florham Park, NJ 07932.