A loving mother and grandmother, Mary-Ann Ellinger passed away peacefully from complications due to old age at her home at the Coronado Retirement Village. She was surrounded by family.
Mary-Ann (Tiston) Ellinger was born in New Rochelle, New York on Aug/ 30 1929 to Dorthea and Stephen Tiston. When Mary-Ann was seven, her family moved to North Haven, Connecticut. She lived in North Haven with her mother, grandparents and cousin.
While in high school, Mary-Ann’s father passed away suddenly from an undiagnosed brain tumor. Mary-Ann decided to forgo college so she could stay at home and help her widowed mother.
In 1964 she married Walter Ellinger. Six months later, the couple moved from Larchmont, New York to Sleepy Hollow, New York. In 1969, the Ellinger’s adopted a baby boy that they named Christian.
The family remained in Sleepy Hollow until Mary-Ann’s son, Christian, left home when he entered military service. In 1991 Mary-Ann moved to Largo, Florida, to relocate close to her mother.
During her years in Florida, Mary-Ann enjoyed her church work, serving on the alter guild, competitive ball room dancing and serving as the President of her Homeowners Association.
In December 2016 Mary-Ann moved to Coronado to be close to her son and his family.
Mary-Ann had a variety of careers to include bank teller, secretary, financial planning, retail sales person, and her favorite job, being a stay at home mother.
Mary-Ann is survived by her son, Christian (Jennifer) Ellinger, and her grandchildren, Madelyn Ellinger and Hayden Ellinger.