Florence Gauthier passed away of natural causes surrounded by family. Florence was a life long resident and the oldest original resident of Highlands. She loved being surrounded by family and friends. Her door was always open for company. Coffee was brewed at anytime of the day for visitors to sit and chat. Florence enjoyed playing BINGO, venturing off to Atlantic City and trying her luck at scratch offs. She was known for her delicious Manhattan Clam Chowder, Beach Plum Jelly and Candied Apples. She also loved spending time at the beach whether it be putting her feet in the water, scanning the beach with a metal detector or taking rides through Sandy Hook. Florence loved to reminisce through story telling of the good old days.
In her younger years, Florence worked at the Highlands Elementary School, King James Nursing Home, The Highlands Rec Center and also shucked clams by the bushel for her brothers.
Florence is predeceased by her grandson Michael Lombardi, her life partner Theodore Horn, and her siblings Danny, Bill, Charles, Rubin, Reggie, Robert, Jenny, Dorothy and Vivian.
Florence is survived by her daughters Diane Coleman (Phil), Linda Grametbauer, Katherine Eason, Leona Limeberger (Fred) and Darlene Gauthier. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Florence will forever be remembered as a sweet, generous and strong woman who loved her family, friends and hometown.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Posten-McGinley Funeral Home