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Mann, Charlotte (McElroy) 1910-2006 Burlington NY Obituary

 Charlotte Elizabeth (McElroy) Mann

 BURLINGTON — Charlotte Elizabeth (McElroy) Mann, 96, of Burlington (formerly of Old Tappan and
Paramus), died Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at Burnt Health Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Care Center, Brick, NJ.
She was born in a thatched cottage, "Kiltycreighton," Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, the daughter of George and Anne McElroy. At age 91, she visited and slept in the room in which she was born.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Kathleen, Georgina (killed in the London bombing in World War II), and Ellen (Nellie); and five brothers, William, Arthur, George (Bertie), Sam and Jack.
She is survived by a brother, Tom (wife, Ivy) of Nottingham, England. Also two sisters-in-law, Mel and Mavis (in Ireland); and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She came to the U.S.A. in 1925. She was very proud of her Irish heritage but was most proud of "becoming a U.S. citizen by choice instead of by accident."
She was an Episcopalian (Church of England).
She graduated from The Boyle School in Ireland and the Egan School of Business in Hackensack, N.J.
She held various positions in her lifetime: a shopkeeper, waitress, secretary to a lawyer and to the pathologist of Hackensack Hospital, then a wife, homemaker and wonderful mother. After moving to New York, she became employed by the state of New York as the activities director at The Meadows nursing home in Cooperstown.
She was loved by the patients and her co-workers. She and her husband also owned and operated a campground "El-Jen-Kay Ranch" (named after their first three grandchildren. The camp store was later named "Kenny’s Shack") on their beloved 65-acre farm in Burlington, until retiring in 1980.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, John Leo Mann, in June 1997.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Kenneth Bergmann, Point Pleasant, N.J.; three granddaughters and their spouses, Elizabeth and Thomas Mahon, Point Pleasant; Jennifer and Frank Ruzicka, Easton, Pa., and Kathleen and William Luell, Friendswood, Texas; one grandson, Kenneth Bergmann Jr. and Judy Eskelson, Brick, N.J.; and three great-grandchildren, Sara, Melissa and William IV, Texas.
She was very energetic and loved children, storytelling (composed them as she spoke), animals, gardening, knitting, cooking, entertaining, climbing "her mountains," traveling and playing golf into her 90s with her "girlfriends."
Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston. Her funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Fr. Charles Taylor, officiating.
Burial will be in the spring at the Butternut Valley Brick School House Cemetery, Burlington.
Condolences may also be sent to the family via the funeral home website at
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 7, 2006.

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