Ann Hannigan Rhoads, of Haddonfield NJ, passed away on July, 5th, 2017, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. She was 98 years old.
Ann was a woman of deep faith, preceded in death by her beloved husband Jack in 1984, brother George (Bud) Hannigan, sisters Betty Gasdick, Helen Hannigan and nephew, Michael Hannigan. She is survived by her six children: Ellen Rhoads, Mary Brady (Bob), Ann Koelling (Bill), John Rhoads, James Rhoads (Joan), Patricia Hertig (George), as well as eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ann was born on a farm in Olean,New York, the youngest of four children born to George and Mary Shea Hannigan. She was raised in Olean, before meeting Jack Rhoads on a blind date and re-locating with him to New Jersey after their marriage in 1944. They settled in Haddonfield, where they raised six children. While caring for her family, Ann was a committed volunteer at Christ the King Church and School. Later, she would return to the workforce, becoming one of Haddonfield’s first female real-estate agents. She built long-lasting business relationships, and friendships over a thirty-plus year career as an award-winning salesperson.
Her many interests included travel with family and friends, bridge club, dining out, and trips down the Jersey shore. She was also very engaged in civic activities, including Rotary Club and Haddonfield West Jersey Auxiliary.
Ann is best known as Nana by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and as Auntie Ann by her loving nieces and nephews. She offered unconditional love to all. While nearly reaching the century mark, she showed them all how to age with grace and dignity. Along with her wisdom and kindness, she had an unmatched gift for recalling people and places. She will be missed, but dearly loved and remembered by her rich tapestry of family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation Friday, July 14 after 7 PM at HINSKI-TOMLINSON FUNERAL HOME 81 Haddon Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Christ The King Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. Ent. Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill,NJ
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. www.hinski-tomlinsonfuneralhome.com