Elsie Margaret Black

June 17, 1927 ~ January 13, 2020 (age 92)


Elsie M Black passed away at 92 years of age on January 13th, 2020. She was born on June 17th, 1927 in Arlington Massachusetts, the daughter of Frances and Dorothy Lordan. 

She married Paul Edward Black on her 18th birthday. They were happily married for 62 years when he passed away in 2008.

She retired after 30 years from the County of Orange working as an accountant and analyst. She enjoyed her retirement traveling the world with her husband Paul. They also spent time as clowns with the Clown Association of Orange County visiting children's hospitals, nursing homes and participating in parades. Paul's clown name was Tiny and Elsie's was Bubbles! 

She was the loving mother of Paul Black Jr., Kathleen Black and Susanne Indovina. Kathleen passed away in 2011. Elsie had 8 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Elsie was a selfless, loving person. She will be sadly missed by her surviving children Paul and Sue, family and friends. 


Reception following burial at the residence of Paul and Jacque Black: 2547 N River Trail Road in Orange.

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January 29, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Shannon Family Mortuary
1005 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92866

Funeral Mass
January 30, 2020

10:00 AM
St Norbert Catholic Church-Ministry Center
300 E. Taft Ave
Orange, CA 92865

Interment following funeral service
January 30, 2020

Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
7845 E. Santiago Canyon Rd.
Orange, California 92869

Reception following Interment

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