Denise Menard Feder
05/03/1924 - 05/23/2013

Denise Menard Feder, 89, of Madison, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Born and raised in Paris, France, Denise came to the United States in 1949, where she lived in New York City. She lived in Madison for 45 years, spending summers at Sag Harbor.

Denise was a teacher at the Chatham Adult School for over 25 years, teaching hundreds of people French and had a devoted following she called the Cercle Francais. In her younger years, she was a runway model for Oppenheim Collins in New York City. She was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed cooking, gardening, boating, and shopping. Denise was big on family traditions, hosting an annual New Years eve party for over 55 years, where her famous crepes were a highlight. She was an avid gardener and loved spending her summers swimming and waterskiing on Noyac Bay. Denise loved life, the Opera, Ballet but her most cherished moment were those when she was surrounded by all her family.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 9:45am at St Rose of Lima Church, 312 Ridgedale Ave., in East Hanover. Private Cremation. There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Wm A Bradley & Son Funeral Home 345 Main Street, Chatham. For more info, or to send condolences to the family, visit

Predeceased by her husband Dr. David O. Feder, Denise is survived by her four children, Peter, Stephen, Sonia and Danielle, and 10 grandchildren and family in France.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders P.O.Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030

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