Katherine Ann Elicks
September 5, 1932 – July 2, 2018
Katherine Ann Elicks 9/5/32 - 7/2/18
It is with great sadness that the family of Katherine “Ann” Elicks, of Congers, announces her passing peacefully in her sleep on July 2nd, 2018. Ann will be lovingly remembered by her four children; Joanne, Jerry, Julia and Christopher, as well as her brother Ronald McLeod. She was predeceased last September by her devoted husband of 62 years, Gerard P. Elicks. Ann was born to parents Benjamin and Josephine McLeod of the Bronx on September 5 1932. She married Gerard, an NYPD officer in 1955, and they moved to Congers in 1962 where they raised their four children. The family were members of the St. Paul's parish in Congers. Ann worked in sales at Sears in Nanuet for 32 years. She was a dedicated member and counselor with Recovery International for 50 years, as well as a long -term volunteer ay Nyack Manor Nursing Home. Aside from her children and brother, Ann is survived by her 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A wake will be held in her honor at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home in Congers on Thursday between 2 and 4 pm, and between 7 and 9 pm. A funeral Mass will be held at Higgins on Friday at 10am.
Michael J Higgins Funeral Service 113 Lake Rd. East Congers, NY, 10920
- Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018
Katherine Ann Elicks
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July 6, 2018
I am greatly saddened by the tremendous loss of the great Matriarch Of the Elicks clan. Aunt Annie was an incredible woman. Her warmth and her love of family was so evident in all that she did. She was so proud of all of her children and I’ve never met such a doting grandmother. My childhood was greatly enriched by our annual Thanksgiving tradition of going to Aunt Annie’s and Uncle Jerry’s. Playing floor hockey and hide and go seek with Christopher John and eating the most delicious homemade Pumpkin and Lemon Meringue Pie. She always had a way of making you feel special and loved with that beaming smile and warm embrace. I take comfort in knowing she is now eternally reunited with her soulmate Jerry.
July 4, 2018
Ann was my dear friend through Recovery International. She was always on our conference calls and could always be counted on for a five-minute phone call. Ann and I had a lot in common. We were both involved with the Recovery International Program for many years and we both lost our husbands recently. We would talk on the phone and try to console each other. I know and understand the emptiness she felt on becoming a widow. She recently sent me the following poem:
Good Morning God
You are ushering in another day
Untouched and freely new
So here I am asking you God
If you’ll renew me too?
Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday.
And let me try again, dear God to walk closer to thy Way
But Father I am well aware that I can’t make it on my own
So, take my hand and hold it tight for I cannot walk alone.
Well Ann, God has taken your hand and brought you to Heaven.
You are not alone any more.
Rest in peace dear friend. I will never forget you.
Toms River, NJ Recovery Leader
NJ Area Leader