Lizanne Hardegen Jones - 80, of Longport, NJ passed away suddenly at her home on the bay Thursday, August 12, 2021 at her home by the bay. Born on June 6, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to Robert Paul Hardegen Sr. and Anne Elizabeth Butler Hardegen, both of Philadelphia. She was a lifelong summer resident of Longport. She married Lawrence Douglas Jones on August 14, 1965 at The Church of the Epiphany in Longport. She is predeceased by her parents and her sister, Margaret Lisa McHale. Lizanne lived in Niskayuna and Albany, NY upon her marriage raising her family and spent summers on Martha’s Vineyard, MA (for 15 years).
She was a registered nurse in NJ and PA and a realtor in NY state. Lizanne loved doing crosswords, playing Jeopardy, was an avid tennis player, she loved cooking and especially eating seafood, good wine and traveling. Her family will miss her cherry cheesecake and chili sauce. She liked classical music (her favorite Canon in D major by Pachebel), and especially old standards sung by Michael Buble.
She graduated from Notre Dame Academy highschool (Rittenhouse Square) in Philadelphia, PA in 1958, attended Rosemont College in Bryn Mawr, PA 1958-59, received her RN degree from Misericordia Nursing School in Philadelphia, PA in 1962 and received a BA in Education from West Chester State College (now West Chester University) in West Chester, PA in 1964.She will be remembered for her extensive volunteer work with the Junior League of Albany for more than 20 years.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Allison Elizabeth Jones of Albany, NY, her son, Brian Douglas Jones, of Wendell, MA, her daughter-in-law, Heather Elizabeth Reed formerly of Dalton, GA, two grandsons, Quentin Arthur Jones and Theodore (Teddy) Lee Jones, her sister, Honey Hardegen Pauxtis of St. Simon’s Island, GA, and her brother, Robert Paul Hardegen, Jr. of Medford Lakes, NJ., as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Notre Dame Academy 560 Sproul Road Villanova, PA 19085 or the Longport Historical Society 2305 Atlantic Avenue Longport, NJ 08403.