Elizabeth Anna Elliot

Elizabeth Anna Elliot

The world lost a strong woman from “The Greatest Generation”.

Elizabeth Anna Elliot,102 passed away June 10, 2022 in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Elizabeth was born August 22,1919 in Hoboken, New Jersey to Myndert and Elisabeth Tirgrath. She grew up in Lyndhurst with her older brother Howard Tirgrath and graduated from Lyndhurst High School.

She eloped with the love of her life, William Rodgers Elliot at the onset of WWII. Sadly, he predeceased her at the age of 58. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Semco of Wallington, New Jersey and son Bruce Elliot, daughter in law Linda Elliot of  Leland, North Carolina; beloved grandchildren Ed Terhune, Mark Florio, Erin Skelley, Jeff Florio, Adam Elliot, Laura Semco and deceased grandson, Darren Elliot and  was blessed with seven great grandchildren

After her husband’s passing she continued to live independently in their home in Rutherford, New Jersey. She managed her finances meticulously and the upkeep of her home until she was 95 years old without ever learning to drive! She claimed walking everywhere was the secret to her long life. Her passions were her family,  hosting holiday gatherings as well as being there for any of her loved ones’ needs. She rocked many babies to sleep with her sweet made up songs. 

One of her greatest pleasures  was spending time at her sister in law, Helen Elliot’s home in Orleans, Cape Cod. She never tired of walking the beaches and taking in all the beauty nature had to share. Happy memories of her at the Cape include happy hours on the deck, feasting on  clam chowder, lobsters and pizza at Laurino’s with family and friends. Elizabeth had so many good friends and enjoyed playing pokeno, traveling, spending time at the senior center and antique hunting with them. 

.She loved her Congregational church and was one of their oldest and most supportive members. She never missed a  time to help make the infamous coconut, chocolate eggs they sold each Easter, and assisting at their rummage sales.  Other joys of hers were a cup of hot tea, reading, walking, nature, patriotism, history and simple living.  

She will be interred at Hillside Cemetery with her  husband, mother and father. A private family graveside service will take place. 

Contributions to honor her life would never be expected, but The Library for the Blind made the end of her life sweeter since she was legally blind due to macular degeneration. 

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099

 

 

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  • June 19, 2022
    Barbara Niguidula says:
    It’s sad to hear of your mom’s passing. It was a pleasure to have known her. Her smile was contagious. We love you all very much. We miss you too! Nick and Barb

  • June 16, 2022
    Jim LaRusso says:
    So sorry Bruce to read about your Mother’s passing. She obviously was a special person. I enjoyed reading the tribute above and understand where you obtained the fine qualities that you possess. Warmest Regards, Jim and Heidi LaRusso

  • June 16, 2022
    Larry, Mary Ann Weinbrecht & Family says:
    Remembering fondly a beautiful lady and our sweet friend. Enjoyed many good times with her, especially visits spent on her Rutherford back porch. She will be dearly missed. Our heartfelt sympathies to her family. We love you, Mrs. Elliot.

  • June 15, 2022
    Sue Dalpe says:
    Elizabeth always amazed me by her capabilities at nearly 100 years old when I first met her. She was so soft spoken but I could see how strong she was. She truly loved her family and I could visualize what she was like when she was younger. Being a widow at a young age had to be difficult for her but yet she prevailed and was always smiling. I know it’s a huge loss for Bruce and Linda as they cared for her for many years. She is now free from any difficulties and can walk and see the streets of gold! My condolences to the family.

  • June 15, 2022
    Sharon says:
    Betty glad I got to say goodbye to you! I so loved those coconut eggs you made at church. You even let me have one while drinking tea! Remember when you found $600 in my Mom’s purse I gave you at Linda’s! Love Sharon