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Barbara Jo Brundige Has Passed Away

By Maureen Daly

A well-known local realtor and community leader, Barbara Jo Brundidge, passed away on Thursday, February 9th. Barbara Jo was 77 years old and suffered a lengthy battle with breast cancer, She died peacefully at home with her family at her side.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents Howard and Ida Mae Shoen, who were the founders of North Shore Day School in Glen Cove. Barbara Jo graduated from Friends Academy and Skidmore College. She earned her master’s degree in Education from Hofstra University.

Barbara Jo filled her roles as mother, wife. grandmother and aunt with passion and love, Professionally she followed in her parents’ footsteps in running North Shore Day School . Barbara went on to also earn her real estate broker’s license, working throughout Nassau County and the Hamptons. Barbara brought her enthusiastic “can do attitude” to everything she did.

An avid tennis player since the age of 12, Barbara played regularly at Nassau county Club. Barbara Jo is survived by her husband James: her son James Jr (Vanessa). Jonathan (Lisa), Joseph (Shelly) and Jesse (Gabrielle. She was beloved grandmother to Jordan, Peyton, Mason, Taylor, Cooper, Madilyn, Ava, Celine, Orson and Cal.

A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, February 16th at the First Presbyterian Church in Oyster Bay. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Barbara Jo’s memory be made to the Red Cross.


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