Nancy (Dimmock) Gelineau

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Nancy (Dimmock) Gelineau, 76, of Spring Hill, Florida, formerly of Tolland, passed away Oct. 11, 2018, from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lupus.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 26 years, Roger Gelineau, whose patience and kindness was key to their successful marriage; her children, Donna and Roger Granfors, grandchildren, Nicholas and Courtney of Easton; Joe and Angela Ceppetelli of Somers, grandchildren, Mark and Maria; Jill and Brian Ceppetelli-Spano of Marshfield, Massachusetts, and grandchildren, Gabrielle, Alec, and Colten; her siblings and spouses, Shirley and Richard Hills, Dan and Judy Dimmock, Judith and Ron Littell; and many nieces and nephews.

Nancy was born and raised in Tolland, the second to youngest of 13 children. She was employed 23 years by AMF Cuno before retiring to Florida and worked a variety of jobs throughout her life including as a seamstress, secretary, and homemaker. Nancy enjoyed gardening with a bountiful crop of vegetables grown both on her parents' farm and her own yard. She loved baking: nut rolls, whoopee pies, and cupcakes were some of her specialties.

Nancy was also active in the community of Tolland while her children were growing as a scouts leader, CCD teacher, and other roles. Despite harder moments, she took others under her wing and those without a place to go were often included at holiday dinners. Country western music and travels to places such as Nashville and Arizona to see the Grand Canyon with Roger were highlights of her later years. Roger and Nancy had settled in Spring Hill where they relaxed by their pool, cactus garden, and free range salamanders. She enjoyed watching out for neighbors and their children and reporting to police thefts of Amazon packages.

The family of Nancy would like to thank the staff of Oak Hill hospital, hospice, and home health agencies for their support involved in her care.

A memorial service will be held at the United Congregational Church in Tolland,, Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.

Nancy had a habit of saying "you're not going to want to hear this, but I'll tell you anyway" which sums her up best.

In lieu of flowers, please memorialize Nancy by gestures of kindness to others.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 13 to Oct. 17, 2018