Sabina Wilding

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SIDNEY — A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at the Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love for Sabina E. (Tarazewich) Wilding, 98, a resident of Dorothy Love Retirement Community, formerly of Fall River, Massachusetts, who died June 23, 2015.

She was the beloved spouse of John Joseph Wilding Sr. (deceased) for 62 years of marriage. Sabina was born in Biddeford, Maine, the daughter of the late Stefan and Elizabeth Tarazewich and was preceded in death by brothers Stefan Tarazewich (Eyvonne) and Joseph N. Tarazewich (Stella).

Sabina leaves two children, Christine McDaniel (late husband Robert), of Newton, Massachusetts, and Dr. John J. Wilding, Jr. and his wife Susan (Rak) Wilding, of Sidney; four granddaughters, Kaila McDaniel, Jennifer Bogucki (husband Benjamin), Emily Wilding and Marissa Wilding; and two great-granddaughters, Elliot and Jane Bogucki. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and dear friends including Inez Hugeback and Virginia Bell and her special caregiver Norma Sutter.

Sabina attended nursing training at Maine Medical Center and joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corp in 1941, obtaining the rank of Captain during World War II. She served in the Pacific Theater on Hawaii and Saipan. She met her future spouse at Camp Langdon in New Hampshire, where both were stationed. Although they were assigned in opposite directions (Europe and the Pacific) following the attack on Pearl Harbor, they continued to develop their relationship through their letters. They were reunited after the War and married in 1947.

After her wedding, Sabina moved to Fall River and worked as a hospital nurse and later as an industrial nurse at United Merchants-Arkwright. Sabina had a happy and caring personality and enjoyed meeting and getting to know people from all walks of life.

A long time communicant of Saints Peter and Paul parish in Fall River, she was quick to volunteer her time at church functions and at the school. She and her husband served school lunches and helped develop a program of "guardian angels" to support the students. She was a Den Mother for Cub Scout Pack 17 and was a founding member of the "Sew and Sew" club. She was a recipient of the Marian Medal for service to the Fall River Archdiocese.

Sabina saw life as an adventure and lived everyday with enthusiasm and wonder. She loved spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, crafts, reading, painting, hosting parties and especially enjoying a good parade. In her 97th year, she was the grand marshal of the Applefest parade in Sidney, Ohio, chosen for the honor as the oldest woman veteran in Shelby County at the time. She cherished every moment and had a consistent answer for how the day was, "it was good." She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Her funeral was held June 29 at the Auclair Funeral Home, Fall River, Massachusetts, with a funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church of Saints Peter and Paul Parish. Burial was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, with military honors.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at the Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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Auclair Funeral Home - Fall River
690 South Main St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Published in Sidney Daily News from July 9 to July 10, 2015
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