Florence “Flossie” Todd

(Dec 10, 1938 to Mar 31, 2011)

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter”-E.E. Cummings. Flossie never wasted a day in her life. It never mattered what was happening, with her everything became funny. And if you entered her home in Willingboro, be prepared for a good time. She loved to entertain, and usually had it filled with people. Never overly formal, just a few friends, a few drinks and many laughs. When the weather was warm, everyone knew they were welcome in her pool. Although she enjoyed swimming, she had it installed more to amuse her guests. But when out and about, she was always dressed to the nines. She never had a problem turning heads, and during her younger days was even occasionally mistaken for a celebrity. rn Although she was always a law-abiding citizen, a police officer once approached her and demanded her information. Turns out, it was a clever way for this young man to get her telephone number. Fortunately, the ploy worked, and it would not be long until she and the officer, John Todd, Jr., were married. The two remained inseparable until his passing in 1997. Together they were blessed by their children: John, III of Willingboro, Kelly Chiak of Westmont and Leslie Calderwood of California as well we their grandchildren James and Griffin. She is also survived by dear friend Mary Rock.rn Come celebrate Flossie’s 72 laughter filled years (Dec. 10, 1938-Mar. 31, 2011) Tuesday from 6 PM at the Sweeney Funeral Home Riverside, Where the service will follow at 8 PM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital PO Box 2151, Memphis, TN 38101.rn

5 thoughts on “Florence “Flossie” Todd

  1. Beverly Tyler

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. I worked with Flossie when it was Shop N Bag and it was truly a good day when you worked a shift with her. She always had that beautiful smile on her face. She had a carefree, don’t take life for granted attitude and we all could and did learn alot from her. She will be greatly missed. May God Bless you all.

  2. Ruth Krauskopf

    John and Kelly,I am so sorry for your lose.Your Mom was a great lady and a lot of fun.I had the honor to work with her for many years first at Shop and Bag and then Shop Rite…She always had a smile on her face,she’d always ask for 1lb of lof lof’s bologna at the deli counter, she’ll be missed…

  3. Leslie Calderwood

    Flossie (Mom) you will always be loved & remembered. You didn’t just love me when you raised me, you taught me how to be a lady, the importance of laughing, & loving others. You were always loyal to your friends & family.

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