Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the mother of his three children, died on Friday.
She was 101.
“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,” wrote Nancy Sinatra Jr. on Twitter Friday night.
Nancy and Frank Sinatra were married at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Jersey City, New Jersey, in February 1939, just prior to Frank reaching stardom.
During the marriage’s early years, the Sinatras lived in a modest apartment in Jersey City. For a time she was employed as a secretary in a printing plant while Frank worked as a singing waiter.
The pair was divorced in 1951, but remained close over the years.
— Consequence of Sound (@consequence) July 14, 2018
"No angel could replace Nancy with the laughin' face." RIP Nancy Sinatra, Sr., 1917-2018. Frank always loved you, and so did the rest of us. pic.twitter.com/vze2grLGpH
— A.C. Miller (@ACMillerAuthor) July 14, 2018
Wonderful Nancy Sinatra, Sr. was a great gift to all who knew her. My love to her beautiful daughters, grandchildren & great grandchildren. pic.twitter.com/al8dxtVYDs
— Mitzi Gaynor (@TheMitziGaynor) July 14, 2018