Florence M. Eleford, 96, of Manahawkin, died peacefully at home on December 4th, 2012 with her family by her side. Florence was born and raised on Staten Island. The former Florence Reed, graduated from Curtis High School and then attended secretarial school and became a secretary in New York City. Her passion in life was to dance which she has been doing since she was a child.
She and her husband moved to Long Beach Island in 1979 where they had a summer home in North Beach. They then relocated to Manahawkin in 1990.
Florence was a member of the Manahawkin Chapter of Deborah Hospital and the Manahawkin Senior Social Club.
Predeceased by her husband of 56 years, John (Jack) , and her sister Fan Eckhardt, she is survived by her daughter, Jill, and her husband Rod Odell and a grandson Brandon.
Calling hours will be Friday, December 7th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr. Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Funeral Services will be Saturday Dec.8th 10:AM at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Manahawkin, NJ
Condolences may be sent to www.shinnfuneralhome.com