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