Nancy A. Longo
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AGE: 88 • Hazlet
Nancy A. Longo, 88, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, after a year-long battle with COPD. Widow of Leonard P. Longo, Nancy is survived by her three children, Karen Longo & Joanne Schaffer of Hazlet and Leonard J. Longo of Carrollton, GA; her son-in-law, "Coach John" Schaffer of Hazlet; and her four grandchildren, Chris Miller & his wife Jade of Lakewood, Emily & Olivia Schaffer of Hazlet, and Sofia Longo of Carrollton, GA. Born Nancy Bernardi in Boonton, where she and Leonard both grew up, Nancy was the second oldest of four. Her older brother, Stanley Bernardi & younger sister, Florence "Bubby" Hofele are both deceased but she is survived by her younger brother, Michael Bernardi, his wife Janet and family in Florida.
During the 40 years Leonard worked for JCP&L, Nancy spent most of her time as a homemaker. Nancy also worked at International Paper Company in Boonton, at Charles of the Ritz in Holmdel, and at the Holiday Inn in Hazlet. After their retirement, Nancy & Leonard spent more than 20 years travelling, including numerous bus trips and cruises sponsored by St. Mary's in Middletown (where Nancy met her best friend, MaryAnn Raynis of Matawan).
Throughout life, Nancy had two major "likes": the sun & dining out, both of which brought her many admirers. The sun gave her a great tan for which she always received compliments from both friends & strangers;and the food brought her many new friends who worked and/or dined at her favorite local places, especially Park Place Diner in Matawan. Nancy A. Longo was a true matriarch who will be missed by all.
Viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home, Route 35N, Middletown. Burial is Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in Holmdel Cemetery after a final viewing at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m.
Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home
1735 Rt 35 Middletown, NJ 07748
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 22, 2014