On January 19, 2008, ELMIRA BUEDEL (nee Thomas); beloved wife of the late Lawrence J. Buedel, Sr.; devoted mother of the late Lawrence J. "Skip" Buedel, Jr. and E. Christina Buedel and her companion Clyde Hargis; loving sister of Capt. Charles F. "Chas" Thomas and the late Capt. Lawrence "Buddy" Thomas. A funeral service will be held at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF ESSEX, 300 Mace Ave. on Wednesday, 11 A.M. Visiting hours on Monday and Tuesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.