Breaking the hearts of family and friends, Nancy Marie Jordan (formerly Leone) of Southington passed away on November 17, 2021. She was 72 years old.
Known for her fierce determination, deep love for family and friends, and quick wit, Nancy was born on March 20, 1949 in Norwalk, after her sister Patricia (formerly Leone) Pollak of Norwalk for six years.
Eda (formerly Principe) and Anthony Leone named Nancy after her great-grandmother. The Leones could count on their daughter for her strong will, quiet intelligence and quick smile.
Nancy met the love of her life, Darien’s classmate and Vietnam veteran Aviator Richard Alan Jordan, while working at the local grocery store. These high school sweethearts would marry on September 26, 1970, and after the birth of their son, Jeremy Christopher (March 31, 1972), moved to Brookfield.
This is where his daughter Rebecca Carina (June 8, 1975) was born. The Jordans made their home in Brookfield until 2007 when they moved to Southington to be closer to their grandchildren.
Nancy was known to her friends as an autodidact, independently deciding to study in New York at what is now the Wood Tobe-Coburn School. An accomplished professional, Nancy would continue to mold for her daughter the strength and recklessness necessary for women to succeed professionally in the scientific industries.
While her co-workers and friends could count on Nancy to laugh, cry and everything in between, those who knew her well remember the love and care that came naturally to her for her.
This tendency to take care of those around her was well known to her close friend and sister, Patricia, and her brother-in-law, Gerald, and of course her husband Richard, her children and their friends.
Indeed, Nancy charmed many babies and children (and puppies), and her smile was contagious. Although Nancy’s smile still met the sparkle in her eyes, she wasn’t one to tolerate insolence.
Known for her excellent cooking, she tended to spin her wooden spoon in pursuit of her mischievous children; who would always come back for family traditions such as lasagna, meatballs and pizza.
These foods would become staple foods for the family and a frequent request from their favorite young people – their grandchildren, Cara Marie (20) and Christopher Richard (18) born to Jeremy and his wife, Karen Jordan, and Lucas. Jefferson (9 years old) born to Rebecca Jordan and husband David Howe.
A devout Catholic, Nancy was extremely proud of her religious and Italian heritage. She has kept in touch with many friends and cousins over the years, often recording photos of their children and grandchildren.
Nancy, who was fairly observant and intelligent (although she disagreed with her self-mockery), was continually engaged in professional training, including college courses, and established an excellent career in forecasting for the future. ‘supply.
It is his personal efforts, volunteering at religious events, caring for his grandchildren and family, and spending time venturing out and sharing a laugh with Richard that have brought him the most. joy.
In addition to her own children, Nancy is survived by Patricia’s children, whom she loved as her own (Anthony and Gerald), and their wives and children as well as the many nieces, nephews and in-laws on Richard’s side. .
Her strong wit, warm soul and acerbic wit will never be matched. As her loss devastates family and friends, after 57 years together, she leaves Richard without his soul mate. It is with deep consolation that her generous heart and soul live in the lives of everyone she has met and who have come out better after knowing her.
A Christian Burial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Joséphine Bakhita Church, St. Elizabeth Campus, 280 Brook St., Rocky Hill. Interment will take place at a later date. Friends are invited to Brooklawn Funeral Home 511 Brook St., Rocky Hill, Monday 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
– an obituary from Brooklawn Funeral Home, where online condolences can be left