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Sophie T. Longarini (née Ziegler), 88, of Dumont, died peacefully on December 23, 2021.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to so many. She was a kind and gentle woman who was loved by all who knew her.

She was born in Jersey City, NJ, to Sophie (née Meddow) and Fred Ziegler and grew up in Guttenberg before moving to North Bergen.  She worked as a bookkeeper with Evan Picone in North Bergen for several years before marrying and moving to Pennsylvania, where she lived for 13 years then returned to New Jersey. 

Sophie enjoyed all forms of art.  She played piano, studied painting, and attended art classes for many years.  She enjoyed crocheting, needlework, and gardening. But Sophie’s greatest love was her family, and they were always her highest priority. She loved to cook and bake for them and share meals, laughter, and conversation around the table.   

Sophie is survived by her husband of 63 years, Albert Longarini, her three children Robert (Barbara Milito) Longarini of Bernville, PA, Vincent (Debra) Longarini of Newark, CA, and Eileen (Timothy) Brennan of Spring Lake Heights, NJ.  She is the cherished grandmother of Domenic, Michael, Angela, and Almarie.

Visiting Tuesday, December 28th, 4-7 PM at the Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge.  Funeral Service Wednesday, December 29th, 10 AM at the funeral home.  Entombment to follow at St. Philip & St. James Cemetery, Phillipsburg, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sophie’s memory to the Dumont Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 108 Brook Street, Dumont, NJ 07628; or the Dumont Lions Club Charities, 11 Wyandotte Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628.


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