Nellie G. Golas

Nellie G. Golas, 100, lifelong resident of Manchester, the wife of 52 years to the late Anthony J. Golas, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Bonifacio and Dominica Galli. Nellie attended Manchester schools, having to leave before finishing due to the Great Depression. She proudly received her diploma in 2001 in a special graduation ceremony at Manchester High School. She was a communicant of St. James Church. Nellie was a very social person. She was a member of the Manchester Senior Center, loved playing cards and golfing with friends, and was recently a member of several committees at the Arbors.

She is survived by her children, David A. Golas, and his wife, Olivia, of Manchester, and Doreen M. (Golas) Bourne, and her husband, Paul, of Santee, S.C.; her grandchildren, David Golas, and his wife, Laura, Jon Golas, and his wife, Danielle, Ben Golas, and his wife, Alyssa, Amy Young, Marcy Huefner, and her husband, Barr, Monica Johnson, and her husband, Michael, and Karla Hilton, and her husband, Chris; 11 great-grandchildren; her brother, Donald Galli of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she was predeceased by her son, Donald M. Golas, and her brother, Andrew Galli.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 W. Center St., Manchester with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at the St. James Church, 896 Main St., Manchester, followed by burial in St. James Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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Funeral Home

John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222

Published in Journal Inquirer from Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, 2013