Florence Eleford

July 28, 1916December 4, 2012

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


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Prayer Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Kim Dowd

December 9, 2012

Jill, rod, and Brandon, I am sorry for the loss of your mother/grandmother....may the angels be by her side....xoxo

December 7, 2012

Dear Jill,Rod and Brandon
Sorry for your loss, she was a classy lady. I enjoyed talking to her when I ran into her at the Maxx it will never be the same! May she rest in peace.

Kim Speziale

December 7, 2012

Dear Jill and family,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mom! I will always remember her shopping in TJ maxx and her little yellow bug!
(kims sister-in-law)

December 7, 2012

Flo was a gem. She would make a grand entrance at the Social Club each week. Always wearing a well put together outfit. She was on first name basis with the sales people at T>J. Max. We all loved Flo, and she will leave an empty void in our lives. My heart felt sympathy goes out to her daughter Jill, Rod and Brandon.

Marlene Longmore