The first wife of frank Sinatra and mother of his three children died on Friday. Her daughter Nancy shared the news via twitter;“My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101. She was a blessing and the light of my life. Godspeed, Momma. Thank you for everything,”
Sinatra, then Nancy Barbato, met Frank Sinatra in summer of 1934 in Long Branch, N.J. and they were married roughly five years later, on Feb. 4, 1939 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic church in Jersey City, N.J. Before Sinatra’s singing career took off, the couple lived in an apartment in Jersey City. Nancy Sr found work as a secretary while Frank worked as a singing waiter. The had three children Nancy, born June 8, 1940,son, Frank Jr., was born Jan. 10, 1944 and Tina, on June 20, 1948. They separated two years later after Frank Sinatra’s (who died in 1998) affair with Ava Gardner. Nancy Sr. never remarried.
Wow,she did live a long life.May her soul rest in peace.