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Ann M. Florsheim

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MANCHESTER -- Ann M. Florsheim, 97, a resident of Equinox Terrace, Manchester, died Monday, May 19, 2003 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation following a brief illness.

She was born in Rulzheim, Germany, Jan. 29, 1906. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Bodenheimer and the former Toni Kramer. She received her education in Germany. In 1926, Ann moved to the United States, where she lived in Manhattan. On March 18, 1935 she married Bernard Florsheim. They lived in Manhattan until his death in 1981. Ann then moved to be near her sister Hertha in Highland Park, N.J. She later moved with her sister Hertha to Palm Harbor, Fla., to be nearer to their sister Margot. Following Hertha’s death, Ann and Margot moved to Gainesville, Fla. For the last three years Ann had been a resident of Equinox Terrrace, where she moved to be closer to her nephew and niece, Steven and Wendy Bodenheimer.

In earlier years Ann and her husband Bernard owned and operated a surgical supply business in Manhattan.

Ann was very generous to her family in many ways. Over the years she had sponsored many family members in moving from Germany to the United States.

Survivors include a sister, Margot Papadi of Gainesville, Fla., a nephew and his wife Steven and Wendy Bodenheimer of East Dorset; a nephew Richard Voos of Boston and a nephew George Papadi of Gainesville, Fla., a niece Lenore Tracey of Hopkinton, Mass. and a niece Angela Voos of Grinnell, Iowa. She was predeceased by a brother Walter Bodenheimer and a sister, Hertha Voos.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Cedar Park Cemetery, Westwood, New Jersey with Rabbi Fred Dworkin officiating.

If friends desire contributions in memory of Ann Florsheim may be made to the activities fund at Centers For Living and Rehabilitation through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main Street Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 20, 2003
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