Nancy L. Rodgers

Rodgers, Nancy L., - of Ocean City, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2017. Her last days were spent, as she would have loved, surrounded by her family telling stories, laughing, crying, and wondering how she was able to do all the things she did! Nancy's strong Catholic Faith provided her with strength and comfort. Nancy was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was someone who touched so many lives for the better. Nancy was born in Chester, PA to the late Nan (McGonigle) and William Bernhardt on October 4th. She married her loving late husband Marty on January 14, 1956. They have 4 devoted children, Deborah, Marty, Billy (Rosa) and Carolyn Courtney (Michael). Nancy and Marty lived in Good Shepard Parish in Southwest Philadelphia for over 40 years until they retired to Ocean City, NJ. Nancy went back to work in 1972 at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Social Work, where she loved working with the students until she retired in 2009. Nancy was blessed with 7 grandchildren, Chuck, Cara, Billy, Christian, Gabi, Nicholas and Ava, whom she adored and they loved their Nanny! Nancy is survived by her sister Peggy McFate and sister-in-law, Dorothy Bernhardt and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is predeceased by her twin brother William Bernhardt and brother-in-law Edward McFate. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 9-10:45AM at St. Frances Cabrini Church of St. Damien Parish, 114 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately following at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Valerie Fund, www.thevaleriefund.org or 2101 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040