Elizabeth Haile of North Merrick Dies

Elizabeth A. Haile has lived in North Merrick for more than 50 years.

Elizabeth A. Haile, a long standing resident of North Merrick, passed away on Jan. 11 at the Sands Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Port Washington. She was 91 at the time of her passing. 

Bette, as she liked to be referred as, was a proud graduate of Mepham High School's Class of 1940. She purchased her home on Croydon Drive in the early 1950s and was one of the original owners within the Briarcliff section of North Merrick.

She lived in her home on Croydon Drive for more than 50 years. During her time in Merrick, while raising her children, she maintained her love for the bustle of New York City. She continued her daily commute on the Long Island Railroad for more than 40 years, well into her 80’s. "Bette" lived a long and remarkable life, having been blessed with four children, five wonderful grandchildren, two daughters-in-law and two sons-in-law. She thrived in watching her family grow and was an intimate part of the lives of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Christine Kerr of North Babylon, George B. (Skip) Haile Jr. of Merrick and Craig W. Clausen of Glen Head, five grandchildren; Jordan J. Manfredi of Venice, CA, Nicholas and Cole Haile of Merrick, Lauren and Michael Clausen of Glen Head, two daughters in law; Lynne Clausen and Sheila Haile, one son in law; Gary Kerr and James Manfredi recently married to her granddaughter Jordon Kerr. Mrs. Haile is predeceased by her son Eric Clausen. 

Prayer Service: Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:15 AM N.F. Walker, Inc. - Merrick Funeral Home
Visitation: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 2-4 and 7-9 PM at N. F. Walker, Inc., Merrick, NY
Interment: Pinelawn Memorial Park, Pinelawn, NY


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