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2643 Old Bridge Rd
Manasquan, NJ 08736
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Brenda Auzenne

Brenda Auzenne

Wednesday, May 6th, 1959 - Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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Brenda Marie Auzenne, 61, of Bradley Beach, New Jersey passed away Sunday, March 21st on the first full day of spring. On this day of rebirth, Brenda left the world surrounded by her loving family and friends.

A proud Texas native, Brenda was born in Jacinto City and when she was a toddler her family moved to Baytown. Brenda attended Ross S. Sterling High School where she graduated valedictorian of her class in 1977. She then studied chemical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin where she met her soulmate, Russell Carrol Kurtz, a TA for one of her physics classes. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with highest honors in 1981 and accepted a job at Exxon.

In 1986, after 8 years of dating, Brenda gave up her Texas roots to marry Russell and follow him to New Jersey. There they both worked as engineers at AT&T. They continued working while raising their two children, yet Brenda remained just as dedicated to her work as she was to being a loving mother, wife, and friend.

Brenda’s passion was people. She was always able to see and bring out the good in others, and people easily gravitated towards her boundless loving energy. She could talk to anyone about anything for hours on end, leaving unforgettable handprints on the hearts of many.

Brenda also enjoyed travel. Throughout her married life, she and her family took long road trips to almost every US state, stopping along the way to visit her many friends and family. She also traveled to many countries, with a particular fondness for Spain, Greece, and Australia. One of her favorite places to travel to was Hawaii, where every sunset filled her phone with hundreds of pictures. Her love of travel and photos make keeping her memory alive that much easier to all those who loved her.

Even though she greatly enjoyed these places, Brenda’s true love was always Texas. Brenda may have moved to New Jersey, but she and her family spent most of their lives traveling back and forth to Houston to see her parents and siblings. She wore UT’s signature burnt orange regularly and spent her last days in her beloved Texas flag fuzzy slippers that kept her southern toes warm during New Jersey’s cold nights.

Brenda is survived by her loving husband Russell Carrol Kurtz and her precious children, Timothy Russell Kurtz and Rebecca Elena Kurtz. She is also survived by her father, Peter Wilbert Auzenne; her siblings, Bernadette Bryan and her husband John Bryan, Chris Auzenne, Gregory Auzenne, Everett Auzenne, and Nicole Auzenne; and her brother in law Daniel Haynes. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Alexa Auzenne, Margaret Auzenne, Elizabeth Auzenne, Meaghan Bryan, Christopher (Chase) Auzenne, Jonathan Haynes, and Mary Haynes.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 27th at Orender Funeral Home for Funerals, 2643 Old Bridge Rd, Manasquan, NJ from 5-8 pm. This visitation will conclude with a Catholic rosary for Brenda. Please consider giving to ACPMP Research Foundation (https://acpmp.org/help-us/donate/) in lieu of flowers. To send condolences to the family visit www.orenderfamilyhome.net.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Orender Family Home for Funerals
    Address
    2643 Old Bridge Road
    Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
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    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 | 7:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 27th, 2021 7:00pm
    Location
    Orender Family Home for Funerals
    Address
    2643 Old Bridge Road
    Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
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    Officiant
    Father Dean

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Celia Neavel

Posted at 10:31am
Brenda and I met in 5th grade at Harlem Elementary. The school had embarked on a reverse busing to become a creative, open learning environment. Our teacher was Ms. Walton who our group of bright 4th and 5th graders all adored. Brenda and I were best friends. We ended up at rival high schools and then the same university. As I perused liberal arts and medicine, Brenda tackled engineering. Our family was honored to have Rebecca and Brenda stay with us during Rebecca's surgery. Reconnecting and getting to know her family has been a gift. We celebrated a quiet Winter Solstice by Zoom, read and discussed a couple of novels, and listened to Rebecca read one of her well-written stories. Brenda and her family espouse integrity; they have keen intellects. Enclosed is from my photo album. Celia

Marion Roberts

Posted at 06:43pm
My heart goes out to her family. Her journey is just starting. She was a wonderful person .
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Chesla Wechsler

Posted at 08:37pm
Chris Olszewski and I send our prayers and condolences to the Kurtz/Auzenne family. Brenda was a great teammate to me during very stressful times at AT&T.
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Susan Pitzer

Posted at 07:34pm
Ohhh Brenda, you touched so many and will be so missed. Thank you for your above and beyond AT&T teamwork, decades of cafeteria lunches with shares work & life lesson experiences, craft show Saturdays, Bradley Beach Cinema & dinner/ice cream dates, ladies' Broadway matinee Wednesdays, PHS Flower Show road trips, keeping my wedding planning on schedule, and staying connected to your many friends. I'm picturing you in a Texas Bluebonnet heaven.
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