Florence M. Eleford
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AGE: 96 • Manahawkin
Florence M. Eleford, 96, of Manahawkin, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, Manahawkin. Condolences may be sent to www.shinnfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Dec. 6 to Dec. 13, 2012