Lydia Ella Malinauska, 86, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013, in Oakmont, PA. She was born in Argentina May 1927. Lydia earned two nursing degrees, one in Argentina, and the other in the US. During her studies in the US, she became a naturalized American citizen. For more than 30 years, she worked as a registered nurse at the VA Hospital in Northport, NY, and lived in Huntington, NY. After she retired from her nursing career, Lydia moved to New England, and later to the Pittsburgh area. She was an avid domestic and world traveler, visiting every continent except Australia. She was fluent in five languages, and knew phrases in several others. Among her favorite travels in the US were several river steamboat excursions. She strongly supported our veterans and troops, and was a steadfast advocate for animals. Lydia went to Kenya, Africa on a no-kill safari to a wild animal sanctuary, and visited the remote Galapagos Islands to see the pristine environment and undisturbed wildlife. Lydia is survived by her beloved sister, Tatiana Malinauskas of Buenos Aires, Argentina; niece, Cynthia (Everett) Joyce, and her husband, Glenn J., of Crescent, PA; nephew, Bruce Everett, and his wife, Mary, of Bolton, MA; two grandnieces: Kayla Everett, and Roberta Everett, of Bolton, MA; relatives in Detroit, MI; and many friends throughout the US. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Augusta (Maciulaityte) Malinauska; and her sister, Olga (Malinauskas) Everett. Friends will be received on Friday, December 27, 2013, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton, MA, 01720. Her burial will be Sat. Dec. 28 at 10:00am in Glenwood Cemetery, Parker Street gate, Maynard Massachusetts. If desired, memorials may be made to the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 24 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH, 03086.
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Published in The Boxborough Beacon from Dec. 21 to Dec. 28, 2013