Maude Freeman was born Maude Emanuel on February 13, 1925, to Beatrice Jacobs and Juanito Emanuel. Maude was born at Lincoln Hospital, and raised in the Bronx, New York and educated in the New York City School System.
Maude was married briefly at 21 and gave birth to only daughter, Swan.
She worked in various positions which utilized her creative talents -- designing wedding cake floral displays was one of her early jobs. Later, using her strong intellect, she worked in administrative assistant capacities in the business world in a public relations firm and for New York State Urban Development Corporation.
Maude was a loving and caring person whom her family could always count on. She expressed her love and concern for friends in many, varied ways. She was an energetic and creative person, always finding innovative and surprising ways to engage others. It was life with husband, Nelson, that made Maude happiest. Maude loved fun and adventure and traveling to many places in the world even as far as Egypt. She especially enjoyed the cruises taken together with Nelson. She was beautiful, smart, faithful, a great cook and master of Pokeeno! She loved music and dancing, she could definitely cut a rug. She spent many holidays in Atlantic City with her family enjoying the beach and casinos and shopping. She impressed anyone who knew her with her keen fashion sense.
Maude was a deeply spiritual person. Raised as a Lutheran, she was a believer in prayer and over the years visited and worshipped at many different houses of worship. After a fall at home and a stay in a rehabilitation facility, Maude was admitted to Jacobi Hospital. On April 9th, 2022, surrounded by family, she peacefully departed this life for a greater one. In going home, Maude now joins her mother, Beatrice and baby brother, William.
Maude leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted husband Nelson, daughter Swan, son-in-law Richard, granddaughter Gaylen, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins including Faye and Nay who cared for her over an extended period in her later years, as well as many lifelong friends.