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Obituary: Edna Conner

The Oceanport resident spent most of her life in Port Washington, NY.

Edna Conner, 93, of Oceanport, passed away on Tuesday, September 25 in Red Bank. She was born in Greenwich Village, NY and moved to Queens as a young wife. Edna spent most of her life in Port Washington, NY where she was a Girl Scout leader for over 20 years. While in Port Washington, Edna also volunteered with the Visiting Nurses of New York, she also ran The Cupboard, a thrift store that aided the Visiting Nurses, and she also volunteered as a Pink Lady at the hospital in Riverhead. Edna met the love of her life, Ernest, while working as a secretary at the Mohawk Carpet Mills. Edna also worked at Warwick Chemical in Manhattan for many years. Edna retired to East Moriches, NY before moving to Oceanport in 2001. Edna was a sweet, caring and devoted wife and mother. She was devoted to her children and her family and would never hesitate to make the sacrifices they needed. Edna was the peacemaker of the family, a true Lady. She was quick to smile and generous with her time and she was a wonderful friend to many.

Surviving are her two daughters, Gail, and husband Todd, Gallagher and Laurie Catherine Conner; her grandson, Grant Gene LeRoy; her nephew, Edward Nervi of Weehawkin, NJ; and her brother-in-law, James Conner of Weston, CT.

Edna was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ernest Grant Conner in 2005; her parents, Dominick and Mary Nervi; her brother, Edward Nervi; and her sister, Dorothy Nervi.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 29 from 2 to 5 pm at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Saturday, September 30 at 12 noon at St. Agnes RC Church, Atlantic Highlands. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1100 Wayside Rd., Tinton Falls, NJ 07712. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfh.com.

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