Audrey Hoffmann, age 72, passed away Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. She was born on August 8, 1947 to Bernard and Belle Schmidt (both deceased) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was raised in Nova Scotia and British Columbia before coming to reside in North Plainfield, NJ in 1964. Audrey then moved to Middlesex, NJ in 1994 where she lived until recently.
Audrey graduated from North Plainfield High School in 1966. She always had a great love for children. She made that her life’s purpose to care for children. She worked as a private child care provider until she went to work as teacher’s assistant for Center School in Highland Park, NJ for 16 years. She then finished her child care profession at Wee People in Bound Brook, NJ.
Audrey loved life and the most important thing to her was spending time with family and friends. She had a vibrant personality and always lit up a room with her smile and laughter. She enjoyed being active by attending all her grandchildren’s sporting events, serving others, walking in parks, going to the beach and having fun at the casinos.
Audrey is pre-deceased by her first husband Carl Muglia who passed away in 1979 and her brother Dennis Schmidt who passed away in 1966 while serving in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Audrey is survived by her husband of 29 years, Robert Hoffmann; her children Deanna Frezza and her husband Tony, Melissa Howlett (Muglia), Sharon Muglia and her husband Joshua Marsh, Rebecca Perez and her husband Dennis, Lisa Hickman; her grandchildren, Arielle, Anthony, Sean, Andrew, Skyler, Siara, Krista, J.T., Blake, Karly and Cole; her sisters Sheila Palazzolo and Cheryl Allen; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A private memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 7th, 2020 at 3:00 pm. The service will be available by livestream on Higgins Funeral Home website.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Audrey’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Pancreas Foundation.