Elinor Ann Eufemia

February 4, 1933June 13, 2014

Whiting – Elinor A. Eufemia passed away on Friday, June 13th at Community Medical Center, Toms River. She was 81. Born in the Bronx to Edwin and Elizabeth Johnston. She lived in Central Valley, NY before moving to Whiting in 1997. She is Predeceased by her husband Alfred Eufemia in 2001 and her sister Justine Johnston in 1987. She is survived by siblings Jane Picchio and husband of Ringwood, NJ; Daniel Johnston and wife of Poughquag, NY; Edwin Johnston and wife of Englewood, FL.

Elinor is survived by nine children: Jean Eufemia of Middletown, NY; Joan Miller and husband of Stafford, VA; John Eufemia of Whiting, NJ; Beth Zeoli of Chatsworth, Georgia; Ann Tripodi and husband of Stafford, VA; Mary Harrop and husband of Stafford, VA; Robert Eufemia of Stafford, VA; Joseph Eufemia of Newburgh,NY; and Ellen Eufemia of Stafford, VA, also by 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her companion of 7 years, John Kush of Whiting, NJ.

Elinor was a resident of Cedar Glen Lakes. She served as member of the Board of Directors for 8 years; president of SOS; Vice-president of Library volunteers; Security Patrol; Variety Players; and the Cedar Chips.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:45 AM on Friday, June 27th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 30 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit:

Gifts in Elinor's memory can be made to : Cedar Glen Lakes Foundation Fund (library) 100 Michigan Ave Whiting, NJ 07859 or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 30 Schoolhouse Road Whiting, NJ


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June 26, 2014

Our deepest sympathy
Jack and Merry Beckett

Carolyn & Frederick Sexton

June 23, 2014

We are so sad about your loss. Elinor was a spirited, loving sister, mother and grandmother. May your precious memories of her live forever in your heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Audrey & Len Salvatore

June 21, 2014

So sad to hear this news. Lots of memories from the past. Audrey & Len Salvatore Highland Mills.

Reggie Marra

June 21, 2014

Sending love to my cousins, Jean, Joan, John, Beth, Ann, Mary, Bob, Joe and Ellen...and remembering Aunt "Ellie" and Uncle Alfred too, with that same love. Miss you all!

Shawna Prior

June 21, 2014

May your family find comfort in their memories of the good times and strength from the Lord above.

Marilyn Slevin

June 21, 2014

Dear friends,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Mom. I still think of you all in your house in Central Valley---so much life and love there, and such good friends.
May the good Lord bring you peace and comfort.
With love,
Marilyn Slevin

June 20, 2014

Dear Eufemia Family,

I have so many wonderful memories of your Mom. I can't believe she's gone. She will be greatly missed. So very sorry for your loss. I wish I had the words to comfort you all, I can only say that your parents are now together with mine. One of the last times I saw them was before they moved to Whiting, it was before Christmas when I needed their help to stash presents. I walked in, and felt very loved, as I did when I went across the street to play with Ann years earlier. They were just as excited to see me and be a part of that Christmas as I was to see them. They were my Parents and my kids Grandparents that year! They were fantastic! Thank you for letting me be a part of your family. Your Mom always made me feel like I was her 10th! The "hill" was never the same when you all moved to Central Valley. I love you all and are sending you lots of hugs. I'm still in Central Valley, please don't hesitate to call whenever you want.

Love always,

Lynn (Smith) Haviland
(845) 928-9964