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Edith Elisa Wille (née Smith), 87 of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey passed away on Sunday August 6, 2023.
Edith was born in Jersey City and grew up in Seacaucus, New Jersey. After getting married she resided in East Rutherford while raising her 6 children and granddaughter. In 1985 she moved to Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey until her death.
Edith is predeceased by her loving parents Harold Smith and Florence.
As the forth of 12 children, Edith is survived by her siblings Marilyn Demray, Kenneth Smith (Debra), John Smith (Patty), and Susan. She is predeceased by her siblings Florence Shelton (Earl), Raymond Smith (Dolores), Thelma Suggs (Harry Lee), Catherine Doerr, Charles Smith, MaryLou Alber (Thomas), and Delores Leist (Edward).
Edith was a loving mother of 6 children who she loved deeply. She is survived by Lorraine Wille, David Wille, Richard Wille (Maryann), and Helene Wille and is predeceased by her sons Charles F. Wille III and Thomas Wille.
Edith was blessed with 9 grandchildren and is survived by Sandra Dingfeld (Philip) whom she raised, Anthony Wille, Jennifer Montero (Milton), Laura Phelan (Paddy), Paul McCarthy, Richard Wille Jr., Patrick McCarthy, and Alyssa Wille. She is predeceased by Charles F. Wille IV.
Edith was blessed with 8 Great-Grandchildren who she adored; Brandon Forsythe (Heather), Aylah Dingfeld, Joseph Taylor, Christopher Gutierrez, Ava Gutierrez, Desirae Gutierrez, and Edan Dingfeld. She is predeceased by Charles F. Wille V.
As proud as she was of having 5 generations she had two beautiful Great-Great-Grandsons Hunter and Jackson Forsythe which is a beautiful life accomplishment to have.
Edith had many nieces, nephews, family, and friends and loved them all. Her best friend over the last 19 years, Rochelle Saperstein, enjoyed each other’s company and will miss her dearly.
Edith was married in 1952 to Charles F Wille Jr. who was the love of her life. She lived primarily as a housewife throughout her years. They both enjoyed going to Atlantic City where Charlie headed for the craps table and Edie was off to the slots. Bingo was a favorite game throughout many years of her life and later, Rummikub and Scrabble occupied her time. She was always up for a game. Edie was an avid reader and loved horror and romance books and could have filled a library with her collection. When Edith wasn’t in New Jersey she enjoyed her Florida home and the time she spent there. Her feathered son Wille (parrot) was a favorite to visit in the home and Hope and Gizmo were her grand pups she doted upon.
Edith was an amazing woman who loved all she met. She was quick whittled and always had a snappy comeback or story to tell. She always said how beautiful life was and to live it to its fullest. She will be missed terribly. She taught everyone all she knew but she forgot to teach us how to live without her.