Eleanor Ann Bongiovi (nee Fitzpatrick), 90, worked tirelessly for child welfare services

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Eleanor Ann Bongiovi (nee Fitzpatrick)
Eleanor Ann Bongiovi (nee Fitzpatrick)

Eleanor Ann Bongiovi (nee Fitzpatrick) died at WindsorMeade of Williamsburg on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the age of 90.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was the adopted daughter of the late Charles Fitzpatrick and the late Anna Bender Fitzpatrick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Claire and Frances Williamson; stepsister, Josephine Scherne; and stepbrothers, Frank Scherne and Charles Fitzpatrick Jr.

She leaves her loving husband of almost 70 years, Albert R. “Bob” Bongiovi, of Williamsburg. Eleanor met Bob when she was 15 and he was 16. They married after his return from WWII and have been a wonderful example and an inspiration for their entire marriage.

Mrs. Bongiovi spent most of her life on Long Island, New York. She loved her visits to New York City, attending many Broadway plays. She also enjoyed her visits to Jones Beach. Mrs. Bongiovi was an avid bridge player. She loved to travel, cruising around the world and enjoying many lasting friendships with her fellow travelers. Eleanor was a longtime member of the Women’s Club of Massapequa, New York. She served as president and worked tirelessly for child welfare services.

A strong family was very important to Eleanor. She was a devoted mother and grandmother to her son, Robert P. Bongiovi and wife Elizabeth, of Williamsburg; daughters, Joanne Casaccia and husband Daniel, of Katy, Texas and Kathleen Olsen and husband Robert, of Massapequa, New York; and her seven grandchildren, Robert, Lisa, Stephen, Marc, Matthew, Erika and Kristin. She also leaves 10 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

A Mass will be held Wednesdsy, July 22, 2015, at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Dix Hills, New York with Interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the social outreach programs of St. Matthew or St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Bucktrout Funeral Home.

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