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Eleanor Fornin Rosenow


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Eleanor Fornin Rosenow

West Long Branch - Eleanor Fornin Rosenow, 85, of West Long Branch passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, March 30, 2018, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Long Branch on October 30, 1932, Eleanor has been a lifelong resident of the shore area. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Jerome's R.C. Church, West Long Branch.

She retired after working many years as an administrative assistant at Fort Monmouth. Eleanor has been a fixture on the New Jersey music scene for as long as most can remember. She worked the gift shop at Albert Hall and the door at Blue Grass Old Time Music Association, (BOTMA). Eleanor accompanied her late husband, Gene, to all of the festivals and just about every show he played. Her retirement years were also spent traveling with Gene in their RV.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Philip "Gene" Rosenow, in November of 2017; her parents, Frank and Ellen Fornin; as well as her brothers, Frank Fornin and George Fornin. Surviving are her sons, Philip Rosenow (Kathleen), Michael Rosenow (Barbara); daughter, Carol Pell (David), sisters, Margaret Hemberger and Joan Fornin; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to BOTMA, C/O John Felsmann, 124 Church St., Fair Haven, NJ 07704 in Eleanor's memory would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation will be at the Hoffman Funeral Home, 415 Broadway, Long Branch on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Jerome's R.C. Church, 254 Wall St., West Long Branch, NJ. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, West Long Branch.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 2, 2018
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