Elfrida von Nardroff

July 3, 1925 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 96)


Elfrida (Vonnie) von Nardroff of East Quogue, NY died on November 11, 2021 at the East End Hospice Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue.  She was 96 years old. She was a resident of East Quogue since 2003. She had previously lived in Manhattan until 1991 when she relocated to Orient, NY.

Elfrida was born on July 3, 1925 in Northampton, MA.  She attended the Dwight School in Englewood, NJ, and graduated from Duke University in 1947 earning an A.B., and from Columbia University Graduate School, 1959-1963, earning an A.B.D. in Sociology. She also attended summer school for courses in literature at Oxford University and Cambridge, England.

Elfrida’s working years included two years at Northwest Airlines, personnel work for seven years, 1951-1958. She then pursued a career in advertising from 1963-1980 and retired from a position as vice president in the real estate industry at the firm of Ambrose-Mar Elia Company, inc. of New York City.

Elfrida cared deeply for animals and supported many animal rights causes, and she maintained a life-long interest in human rights and women’s rights. She found many hours of enjoyment listening to and attending opera performances over many years. She was an active duplicate bridge player who experienced great satisfaction in the challenges of playing this demanding game, and she especially valued the many partners and friends she came to know over the years at the various North Fork, Flanders, and Riverhead bridge clubs.

Elfrida will be missed by friends she has known during her long life--some who have had enduring friendships with her for more than 50 years. She is known for her sharp intelligence and her loyalty to her friends and those she considered family. Elfrida is survived by her niece Elizabeth von Nardroff and her grand-niece, Anja, both of whom live in England.

A memorial gathering will be held for Elfrida at the Werner-Rothwell Funeral on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 1:00-2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Animal Rescue of the Hamptons (ARF).

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Memorial Vistitation
December 4, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Werner & Rothwell Funeral Home
60 Mill Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
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