Audrey Mae Bachman (McAuliffe) , 89, of Somers Point, NJ

first_imgDaffodil flowers on spring background Audrey Mae Bachman (McAuliffe) , 89, died , at peace, at home, in Somers Point, NJ, surrounded by her family, January 23, 2017. She was born October 1, 1927, to Daniel J. and Mary (Mame) McAuliffe, in Pittsburgh, PA., the youngest of three daughters. She went to grade school at Sacred Heart School in Emsworth, PA, where she met her life long friend, Marianne Monteverde, who survives her. She graduated from Avonworth High School, in Ben Avon, PA where she was a cheerleader and popular student. After graduation she went to work for the telephone company as a switchboard operator until her marriage to Roger Bachman, December 27, 1947. Her sister in law, Donna Bachman Fischer, who also survives her, became her life long friend, a real sister in every way that counted. Audrey loved to read, sew, played bridge with great skill, and enjoyed dominoes. She loved to skate and to dance, both of which she did well. Audrey possessed a sharp, delicious wit, and she loved to laugh. She took great pleasure in her garden, and delighted in the first real tomatoes of the season, her hostas, her daffodils. She loved a good bargain, was a champion garage sale /thrift store shopper and thrilled at her great finds, which she generously shared with friends and family. Audrey read her newspapers every day, and many magazines and books and had an insatiable curiosity about life. She never got lost, she went on adventures, and had some remarkable experiences. She loved her hometown, Pittsburgh Pa. and was very proud of its history and its revival. She loved the Steelers football team, and Pirate baseball. She was a basketball fanatic and watched the games through out her life. She could and would, strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, and people responded in the most remarkable ways. People would disclose all sorts of details about themselves and their lives, and within minutes of meeting her, no one was ever a stranger to Audrey. She made friends everywhere she went and many valued her counsel. They repaid her kindness with their own, and some were there to ease her passing. She always said she was blessed and so lucky to have had so many good people as her friends.Most of all, Audrey loved her family and the best times of her life found her surrounded by those who loved her, celebrating the milestones of their lives, and sharing stories and a good meal. She found her happiness in their happiness and delighted in their achievements. She made sure they knew how much she loved them and how proud they made her feel. She left all , with that love and her best wishes for them and their futures.She was predeceased by her sisters, Peggy Wright, and Bette Sollar, her husband, Roger, her son in law, Tommy Repici, her granddaughter, Lorrie Chabosil Kaawar, and her great-granddaughter, Emily Robbins.She is survived by her four daughters, Sharon Pfahler (John ), Terry Bachman (Mike) , Aimee Repici (Tom) and Pollyann Bachman, her grandchildren, Krista L. Robbins (Tom), Kendra L. Wright (Brody), Thomas R. Repici (Jessica), Michael R. Repici , Matthew C. Repici (Vivianne) and Jonathan D. Repici . Great-grandchildren, Angela Robbins , Andrew C. Robbins, Samuel W. Robbins, Brian S. Wright, Kaiya Wright, Jared Smith, Josh Kaawar, Cecilia Repici, Robert Repici, and great-great granddaughter, Stella Williams.A Service of Memory and Love will be offered Thursday afternoon at three o’clock from The Godfrey Funeral Home, 809 Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from two o’clock until the time of service. Burial is private.For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more