Ann P. Manhardt

August 9, 1939February 7, 2021

Ann Patricia Manhardt age 81, entered into eternal rest on February 7, 2021.

Ann attended Wilfred Beauty Academy and worked as a hair stylist. Even when she was not well, you could be sure her hair was perfectly styled. Ann went on to work in the office at Shering Plough in Union. This is where she met her husband Richard. They enjoyed going to the Monmouth Race Track, Saratoga and The Meadowlands. She had her choices and bets ready in advance of their trips! Atlantic City was another favorite place the couple ventured to.

Ann loved the casinos, restaurants and shows. Ann also worked as an independent insurance broker in her later years.

Gardening was Ann’s passion. She was a member of The Union County Garden Club. Her specialty was roses. Ann was always excited to select her favorite rose to enter into the rose competition at the Garden Club. The various colors of roses Ann grew were outstanding. She also participated in planning the annual Holiday party.

She was proud of her Irish heritage and loved listening to Irish music.

Another favorite activity was watching old movies.

She is pre-deceased by her husband Richard George Manhardt.

Ann leaves to mourn and cherish her memory her dear sister Kathleen Astorga , her brother in law Julio Astorga, extended family members and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to The American Heart Association.

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Dana Hutchinson

March 3, 2021

I was so sad to hear of Ann's passing today... We had so much
fun with she and Dick over the years.
I did talk to her a few months back and she sounded so strong
and such a great sense of humor all the time...We use to
go out for St Patricks Day and I certainly will be thinking of
her this year and always....What a strong amazing person ...God Bless and sympathy to the family.
Dana and Joe Hutchinson

Janet Sangekar

February 13, 2021

Ann was a loving and kind person. She was never too busy to stop and listen to your concerns and worries. She was a beautiful soul with a heart of gold, a sense of humor and of course, alittle bit of sassiness that we loved about her.

She will always be remembered by her friends of the Union Garden Club.

Sergio Panunzio

February 11, 2021

I am honored and blessed to have known you. She was truly a gentle soul, dedicated Gardner and friend. She leaves behind so many special memories and a legacy of love, to her family, friends and the Township of Union.

May she rest in peace and live on within the memories of her loved ones.


February 10, 2021

One of my best memories was going to the Union Township Garden Club holiday party with Ann, Julio and Katie. We enjoyed the food at Echo Lake Country Club. The holiday decorations were beautiful. There were so many delicious desserts . It was hard to decide which one to choose. Each of us won a prize and we had lots and lots of laughs!

Jeannette Cantalupo

February 10, 2021

I knew Ann for many years ,she was the nicest person i have ever known. She loved the garden club and worked very hard.
Very sad to hear this news,
She will be missed, Jeannette Cantalupo

Maryann Friscia

February 10, 2021

Ann Manhardt's took the position of Vice President of the Township of Union Garden Club very seriously. Even when health issues prevented her from taking an active role in proceedings, she gave the Union Garden Club the benefit of her years of experience to get things done. We will miss her enthusiasm and we will always remember her devotion to beautify our home town, the Township of Union.

Veronica Doll

February 10, 2021

Dear Ann, may your soul rest in peace.
Your humor and wit will be missed by so many. Your dedication to the Garden Club and Community Garden was a gift to all who knew you . May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Veronica Doll and Family

John Gomez

February 9, 2021

Please accept my deepest condolences for your lose, I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Manhardt through the Garden Club in arranging their annual holiday event. She was a wonderful and caring woman.

arlene kanzler

February 9, 2021

So sorry to hear about Ann. Thinking of you all.



beverly kanzler Bart

February 9, 2021

Sharing in your sadness as you remember Ann.
My thoughts are with you.