Obituary for Ellen Hilberer
Ellen Hilberer, born in Brooklyn, New York to Ellen and John Melrose 88 years ago, has peacefully passed away on December 24, 2017. She had one brother, John, who had already passed away.
She married at 18 to William “Bill” – a marriage that lasted 69 years until her death. They moved from Brooklyn to Seaford, Long Island and raised four children of their own and two nieces.
They lived most of their lives in Seaford where they were very active with the community, ST. William the Abbot School and the Seaford American Legion (where Ellen was President of the Auxiliary and President of Nassau County Auxiliary, ran bingo and was Chapeau of the 8/40 group.
Ellen and Bill moved to Florida fifteen years ago where she resided in Palm Harbor until her death.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bill, now 93; her four children, Ellen Hilberer, Barbara Fox, Peggy (Dennis) Caufield, Bill (Susan) Hilberer; two nieces, MaryAnn (Charlie) Fetten, Joanne (Walter) Hendricks; ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
She will be missed, but we all hold many memories in our hearts.