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Nina A. Scelsi

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MANCHESTER -- Nina Alexandrovna Scelsi, 88, a longtime resident of Manchester and formerly of New York City, died in the early morning of Sunday, May 22, 2005, at her home with family at her bedside, after battling blood cancer.

She was born Dec. 21, 1921 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, the daughter of Alexander and Natalia Orloff, formerly of St. Petersburg, Russia. She was married for 56 years to the late Michael N. Scelsi, also of Manchester, whom she met in Munich at the end of World War II, where she was working for Allied Intelligence.

Nina entertained a lifelong passion for the decorative arts and painting. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by a son, Michael G. Scelsi, his wife Yanna and daughter Alina, of Manchester and a daughter, Ariadne Clifton and granddaughter, Alexandra R. Clifton, of Cambridge, Mass.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 24, at 11a.m. at the Brewster Funeral Home in Manchester.

In memory of Nina, donations may be made to the South Western Vermont Regional Cancer Center c/o Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester, VT 05255. To send the Scelsi family email condolences, consult www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 23, 2005
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