Nabi Sullivan, (93) of Orleans, Massachusetts quietly passed on March 8, 2021. Loved by family and friends, she was mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and wife to her predeceased husband, James from Wilmington, North Carolina. The picture depicts Nabi holding the flag from James memorial. Nabi is survived by her brother Ennio and his wife Libera Romanin of Trieste, Italy, Descendants include daughter, Nara and her husband William Crowley, her son Jeffrey and his wife Nancy Sullivan, grandchildren; Dee Goalwin and her husband, James, Todd Slifka and his wife Crissy, Lara Slifka and partner Kurt Martin. She will be fondly remembered by great grandchildren; Timothy, Steven, Savannah Goalwin, Michael and Joseph Slifka and William Martin. Nabi, who was born in Trieste, Italy came to the United States as a post WWII bride in 1948. Her early years were devoted to being wife, mother and proudly working to learn English and earning her citizenship. She reached the solo level toward her pilots license during this same period. She later worked as Laboratory Technician at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center at which time she co-authored a scientific article in the Journal of Ophthalmology with Dr. L. Khorazo. After moving to Long Island, New York, Nabi worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory under the direction of the famed Dr. James Watson who developed DNA structure. In later years Nabi changed her career avenue to Mechanical Illustration, she returned to college to complete her Associates Degree and was one of the first women to work for LILCO (Long Island Lighting Company) in the designing division. Having been born near the sea and mountains her love of nature brought her great tranquility. Nabi was an excellent swimmer and loved hiking. She excelled at everything she attempted, cooking, sewing and her hobbies of art, doll-making, rock-hunting thus evolving into jewelry making were treasures that have been shared with family and friends. She loved music and was an avid reader. Nabi, was a woman of fiber and individual who was loved and will be continued to be loved and missed.
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Published by The Cape Codder from Mar. 11 to Mar. 19, 2021.