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Nina Hobbs Singleton


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Nina Hobbs Singleton Obituary
Nina Hobbs Singleton died peacefully at Thompson House on May 15, 2017 in Brattleboro, VT due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease. She was 73.

Nina was born on June 18, 1943 in Gainesville, FL to her beloved parents, Georgia and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr. She lived in Charlottesville, VA for 17 years, and attended Queens College in Charlotte and George Washington University. In 1963 she married Tom Singleton, her high school sweetheart, whom she met when she was 13. The Singletons lived in Hessigheim, Germany, Simsbury, CT, then Ardmore, PA where Tom worked in banking and Nina worked for 20 years in management at CIGNA. She retired to Cape May Point, NJ in 1998 to dedicate her energies to her family, especially her grandchildren. Every summer she arranged her schedule so that she had a week for each of her six grandchildren at the beach. In addition to enjoying the beach, she devoted her time to community involvement and friends.

Named class wit by her high school graduating class, she maintained a sharp sense of humor and insatiable curiosity. She was a voracious reader, often reading a book a day. A woman of many talents, Nina pursued an array of interests through the years including gardening, macrobiotic cooking, birding, and genealogy. She lovingly knitted many hats, blankets, sweaters, and mittens for her grandchildren. Her lifetime membership with the New Jersey Audubon Society reflects her love of birds and other creatures and her concern for environmental protection.

Throughout her life, Nina enjoyed cooking for others. Ever a generous caretaker, she nursed several friends and family members through serious illnesses and hard times. In Cape May Point, she was very active in meditation and led a meditation group in her home. In 2012 she moved with her husband to Brattleboro to be closer to family.

Nina is survived by her husband of 53 years Tom Singleton; son and daughter-in-law Rhine Singleton and April Claggett of Dublin, NH; daughter and son-in-law Stephanie and Randy Gaboriault of Media, PA; daughter Lyssa Singleton of Newfane, VT; grandchildren Jordan and Isaiah Claggett Singleton, Atreyu and Nina Singleton-Spencer, and Cole and Reece Gaboriault. Nina is also survived by her cherished dog Gilby, who was never far from her side throughout her illness. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Horton H. Hobbs III.

SERVICES: A memorial service is scheduled for June 30th at 2:30 pm at the Stone Church, 210 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the , 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or www.alz.org.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 20, 2017
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