Florence Poole Horan
February 27, 1912 July 3, 2012
Born in Newark, New Jersey, to Floyd and Florence Poole, Florence was proud of her Irish heritage. She is survived by her sister, Mary, and six children, Vincent, Florence, John, Eileen, Michael, and Stephen. She was blessed with grandchildren: Erik, Rebecca, Danielle, David, Katherine, Daniel, Timothy, Erin, Megan, Kevin, and Mark. Her great-grandchildren are Ethan, Finnigan, and Cara.
During her early years, Florence developed a love for music and poetry. She shared these passions with family throughout her life. After graduating from Kearny High School, Florence worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance in New York City. In May of 1939, she married Vincent Horan. As the Horan family grew, they built close ties with her sister Mary’s family. The Cavanaughs and Horans spent holidays together and enjoyed summers at the Jersey shore. Florence loved travel, visiting Ireland, Europe, and the British Isles with members of her family.
In 1975, Vince and Florence moved to California, but Vince passed away in 1977. Florence was surrounded by family with frequent visits from Skip and Mary Cavanaugh. She also enjoyed trips back east to see those family members who lived there. Florence became very involved at Santiago De Compostela Catholic Church as a eucharistic minister, and enjoyed attending yearly religious education conferences with her sister Mary.
Above all, Florence loved her family, and we all loved her. She took endless delight spending time with her grandchildren, but we regret that she wasn’t able to know her great-grand children. We cherish her faith, her kindness, her generosity, her strong moral convictions, her enthusiasm, and her commitment to doing things the right way. Above all, Florence was a loving mother, and she will be dearly missed.