• Jon Bon Jovi's mom has passed away
  • Carol Bongiovi was 83 years old
  • She died three days short of her 84th birthday

Carol's journey was nothing short of remarkable. From her days as a Playboy bunny to serving her country in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1959, Carol was a woman of many talents and passions. It was in the Marines that she met her future husband, John Bongiovi, Sr., laying the foundation for a family that would become synonymous with rock 'n' roll royalty.

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Aside from her role as a mother, Carol was an entrepreneur and the founding force behind her son's fan club, showcasing her unwavering support for his dreams. The Bongiovi family, originally from Erie, Penn., later settled in Holmdel, N.J., where Carol continued to inspire and influence those around her.

Inspiration behind the music

Jon Bon Jovi has often credited his parents for his success, highlighting their belief in his dreams. "They truly believed in the John Kennedy mantra of going to the moon. ‘Yeah, of course you can go to the moon. Just go, Johnny.’ And there I went,” he reminisced in a 2020 interview with 'The Big Issue.' This unwavering support was a testament to Carol's belief in the power of dreams, a legacy that will undoubtedly live on.

Carol's life was celebrated by her loving family, including her husband of 63 years, their three sons and daughters-in-law, and her eight grandchildren, all of whom she adored. In keeping with the family's wishes, all funeral services will be private, with Holmdel Funeral Home overseeing the arrangements.

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Carol Bongiovi's passing is not just the loss of a family matriarch but the end of an era for fans of Jon Bon Jovi and admirers of strong, influential women everywhere. Her spirit, determination, and love for her family will forever be remembered.