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NANCY DOLEJS

July 12, 1934 — May 3, 2023

Nancy Dolejs, age 88, of Strongsville, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2023. She was born on July 12, 1934, to the late Peter and Harriette (nee Dunkel) Romano in Cleveland.

She was a parishioner of St Joseph Catholic Church in Strongsville and a member of the Real Estate Board. Nancy was talented in many things; she was a skilled writer, that wrote 16 books under the pen name Jennifer Robins; an accomplished pianist, at 6 years old she played at Carnegie Hall; a golfer in the women’s league, winning several trophies; and a skilled knitter, making personalized baby blankets for every one of her grandchildren plus as gifts to her friends. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she enjoyed oil painting. The most important thing to Nancy was family, her most precious moments were spent with them, and she always loved having or going to family parties.

Nancy will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 54 years, Jack; her children, Gloria (James Knerem - fiancé), Raymond (Carla) Livingston, Nancy (Fred) Esposito, Ronald (Shelley) Livingston, Eileen (Ronald) Podracky, Mark Livingston, Kelly Jo Dolejs-Kempf, and Wendy Dolejs; daughter-in-law, Kathy Livingston; son-in-law, Tom Bristow; grandchildren, Cara, Adam (Allison), Kari, Leah, Sally (Greg), Tom (Kelly), Freddy (Kerry), Anthony (Danielle), Andreana, Bradley, Matthew (Danielle), Christopher (Bridget), Jonathon (Mikayla), Michael (Christine), Timothy, Andrew, Grace, Daniel (Robin), Kyle (Amanda), Mark (Brittany), Jack, David, Stephen, Edmund (Mary), Tina (Emilio), Suzette (Kevin), Shea, Heather, Donald (Carrie), Ronald (Nikki);great-grandchildren, Savannah, Aries, Charles, Henry, Brianna, Aubrey, Noah, Aiden, Kylee, Nicole, Carl, Mikayla, Tristian (Courtney), Riley, Adeon, Gavin, Ambriea, Nevaeh, Dominick, Jordan, Kaylee, Vincent, Emma, Gabriella, Paisley, Beckett, Lexi, Ava, Derek, Oliver, Terra, Isabella, Mark, Ryan, Aron, Stefanie (Omar), Jonathon (Sera), Theo (Andrea), Alex (Peter), Miranda (Kevin), Arik, Frank, Natalie, Joseph, Ciara (Danny), Charlton, Brooke, Emilio, Paige, Kevin (Amanda), Kayla (Kyle), Jennifer (Eric), Robby, Ryan, Mackenzie, Zackery, Sabastian; great-great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Elijah, Braelynn, Joshua, Jordyn, Gia, Lola, Berlyn, Mischa, Eli, Joseph, Leonidas, Leo, Jake, Gabby, Kora, Jillian, and Austin; sister, Eileen Cozza and her fury friends, Amy Rose and Samantha.
In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her daughters, Lora Bristow and Kathleen McGillis; son, Michael Livingston; granddaughter, Angela; great-grandson Ethan; siblings, Frank (Myrtl) Romano, Carl (Shirley) Romano, Marie (Ed) Merton, Catherin (George) Berdge; brother-in-law, Al Cozza.

Please join the family for visitation on Monday, May 8, 2023, from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Carlson Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 1642 Pearl Rd (1/2 south of route 303), Brunswick. There will be a funeral service held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 9:00 am, after service, a procession will go to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12700 Pearl Rd, Strongsville for 11:30 am Mass. Burial will be at Hope Memorial Gardens in Hinkley will be at 1:00 pm.

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Visitation

Monday, May 8, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Brunswick

1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212

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Family Service

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Brunswick

1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church Strongsville

12700 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH 44136

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Burial

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

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