Elaine Alberts Fanjul
In the predawn hours on Saturday, November 16, 2019, Elaine Alberts Fanjul quietly and peacefully left this world. All six of her loving daughters had been with her in her last days. She was also expertly and kindly cared for by Compassionate Care Hospice.
Elaine was born in Jersey City, N.J. to Chet and Helen Alberts. Her husband of sixty years, Emilio “Mimi” Louis Fanjul died in June 2008. Theirs was a life long love affair.
Elaine is survived by her sister, Jane Kasse, also of Haddonfield, her brother, Jim Alberts and his wife Terry of Bay Head, NJ. She is survived by her daughters: Stephanie Fanjul; Christine Wicker; Susie Larcamp (Dan); Beth Sprague (John); Kate Downey (Brian); and, Sarah Fanjul (Alex MacMoran) in addition to 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews.
Elaine Fanjul was loving and formidable. Her family was her greatest love and utmost source of amusement, joy and pride. She instilled a sense of community and charity in her children and grandchildren. All those who knew and loved her, will sorely miss her generous spirit, keen wit and sharp intellect.
An active member of Grace Episcopal Church for more than 60 years, Elaine was a co-founder of the Grace Thrift Shop and regular worker bee up until this past August. She served on the Women’s Board of Cooper Hospital for 25 years in many capacities.
A skilled and avid gardener, she spent countless, pleasant hours tending her gardens.
A memorial service will be held on November 23, 2019 at Grace Episcopal Church, 19 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held at 10:15 am at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Grace Episcopal Church or to the Food Bank of Southern New Jersey.