“Nancy Sinatra Sr., the former wife of Frank Sinatra and mother of his three children, has died. She was 101.
“According to a tweet posted by Sinatra’s daughter Nancy, she died Friday.
““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,” Nancy wrote.
“The cause and location of death was not released.
“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.”
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