Tina M. Nykiel arieAugust 02,2014
ORANGE — Tina Marie Nykiel, 43, of Smith Road, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home.
Born on Nov. 5, 1970, in Danbury, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Norman J. and Susan M. (MacIntyre) Abdella Jr. She attended Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Main Street Middle School in Montpelier, and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1989.
Tina was previously married to Bryan Nykiel. They first made their home in Montpelier before moving to Orange.
For almost 24 years, she had worked as a secretary in the emergency room at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
Tina was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 792 in Montpelier. She was a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Worcester Fire Department and also worked for the Barre Town Ambulance Service.
She enjoyed crafts and baking. Camping at Isle La Motte were special times for her.
Survivors include her mother, Susan M. Villa, and her husband, Gary R. Villa, of Washington; her father, Norman J. Abdella Jr.; a brother, Norman J. Abdella III, of Washington; two nieces, Emily J. Capron and Katelyn B. Abdella; a nephew, Alekzander J. Abdella; three aunts and two uncles; and Tina’s beloved pet cats, Casey and Tucker, and rescue dog, Sam.
The celebration of her life will be held on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the VFW 792, 1 Pioneer St., Montpelier, with fellowship following the service. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the National Life Cancer Treatment Center, CVMC, 130 Fisher Road, Barre, VT 05641.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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