Audrey Gahn Connor, lovingly known as "Nana," passed away peacefully at her home in Davie, Florida on January 30, 2024. She was surrounded by her cherished family. Audrey was born on February 8, 1933 in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, a suburb of Trenton. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Franklin Gahn and Helen Everitt, her sister, Lois Hotchkin, and her husband, Joseph E. Connor.
Audrey attended The William MacFarland High School in Bordentown, New Jersey, where she completed her high school education. Following graduation, she obtained a broker's license and became an integral part of her husband Joseph E. Connor's real estate business. After moving to Florida, Audrey made a career change and worked for many years as a legal secretary and office administrator in a prestigious law firm. Her commitment to excellence and attention to detail made her an invaluable asset in the workplace.
In 1997, Audrey retired from her professional career to fully dedicate herself to caring for her beloved grandsons—Nicky Cicero, Zack Cicero, and John Cicero — who brought immense joy to her life and had a loving place in her heart. There was nothing she would not do for her grandsons, and there was nothing they would not do for her. Audrey's nurturing nature shone through as she cared for them with love and dedication.
Audrey's warm and giving nature endeared her to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, relative and friend, and she adored spending quality time with her loved ones. Audrey was an amazing mother not only to her daughter and step-sons, but she was also a loving and supportive "second" mom to their friends.
Beyond caring for her family, Audrey enjoyed various hobbies and interests through the years that brought joy to her life. She had a passion for sewing, quilting and crafting, and her intricate designs showcased her creativity. In addition to sewing, Audrey found solace in the pages of books. She was an avid reader, immersing herself in various genres and authors. Audrey also loved shopping and exploring stores and boutiques. She believed that giving was an essential part of life, and she never missed an opportunity to make others feel special. Last but not least, those who knew her know that she enjoyed a nice cold glass of white wine.
Audrey's warm and inviting personality made everyone feel welcome in her presence. She had an ability to create an inviting atmosphere, where friends became family and strangers felt like old acquaintances. Her genuine interest in others and her sincere kindness touched countless lives throughout the years.
Audrey leaves behind a legacy of love and selflessness. She will be deeply missed by her surviving family members, including: her daughter, Lisa Connor Cicero; son-in-law, Raymond James Cicero; step-sons, David (and Susan) Connor, and Luke (and Kathy) Connor; grandchildren Nicholas Cicero, Zachary (and Angel) Cicero, John Cicero, Brenden (and Laura) Connor, Scott Connor, Amy Connor and Heidi Connor; great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
In honoring Audrey's memory, let us carry forward her spirit of generosity and love for family. She has left an indelible mark on this world through her unwavering kindness and devotion to her loved ones. Audrey Gahn Connor will forever be remembered as a remarkable woman whose warmth touched the lives of all who knew her. May she rest in eternal peace.
Cremation arrangments by T. M. Ralph Funeral Home 371 NW 136 Ave Sunrise, Florida 33325 954-587-688 www.tmralph.com