Dr. Yvonne McBride

Dr. Yvonne McBride

Sunday, December 6th, 2020
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Dr. Yvonne McBride passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She was 70 years old.

Dr. McBride was born in Grenada and lived there as a child. She graduated high school in Brooklyn and furthered her education at SUNY Binghamton. She earned her Doctorate in Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

She immediately opened her own practice in Ledgewood then satellite offices in Newark and South Orange. She also had an office in Woodbridge Mall before opening Healthy Eyes Vision Service in Fords in 1995 which Dr. McBride was still operating.

Dr. McBride was a member of the State Board of Optometry, The National Optometrist Association, and the American Optometry Association.

She moved to Franklin Township in 1993 and has resided there since. She was a parishioner of St. Matthias Church in Somerset.

In her time off, Dr. McBride enjoyed cruising, traveling to Europe and many other destinations around the globe.

She was predeceased by her parents Cuthbert and Cecelia Samerson.

Dr. McBride is survived by her husband of nearly 48 years, Ronnie McBride of Somerset, sons Ronnie D. McBride and his wife Anne of North Plainfield, and Geoffrey McBride of Philadelphia. She is also survived by a brother Vaughn Samerson, sister LillyAnn Venturino and her husband Michael both of Long Island, her granddaughter Naomi C. McBride, nephew Christopher Venturino and nieces Autumne and Gabrielle Venturino.

Please do not send flowers as the services are private. Please consider a donation in Dr. McBride's name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at
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Dora Vasquez

Posted at 03:20am
Te recordaré por siempre con gratitud y mucho cariño. Descansa en paz y nos veremos en el otro lado, amiga mía. Ron y familia: ustedes están en mis oraciones.

I will remember you forever with gratitude and love. Rest in peace and see you on the other side, my friend.
Ron and family: you are in my prayers.

Josephine Ngong-Tawe

Posted at 07:00pm
To the McBride Family, sending love, light and sincere condolences to you all. May God wrap his loving arms around your family during this time of unimaginable loss.

A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. Maya Angelou.

Dear Yvonne, your life was a blessing and your memory a treasure. Rest in Peace dear friend! You will be sorely missed!


Sharon Bond

Posted at 02:08pm
To the McBride family sending you love and condolences. Dr. McBride was such a light and encouraging with a wonderful smile. I pray that god gives your family peace during this time.

LaTasha Castro

Posted at 11:23am
My condolences to Mr. McBride, Ronnie and Geof. We have gained an angel. Love always

Jose Pierre

Posted at 11:14am
To the McBride family I want you to know that I will keep you all in my prayers now and always.
I understand that it’s very hard and difficult but time will ease the pain. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss!


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