DOVER, N.H. – Nadine “Nin” Adams Civiello, 82, died peacefully March 18, 2013, at Watson Fields, Dover, N.H. She was born Dec. 5, 1930, in East Millinocket, daughter of William M. Adams and Fannie E. (Powers) Adams.
Nadine and her late husband, Michael A. Civiello, were married June 4, 1960. They were married for 37 years and lived and raised their family in Millinocket. After his passing, Nadine resided in both in Bangor and Dover, N.H. Nadine graduated valedictorian and class president of the class of 1948 at Schenck High School, East Millinocket. Nadine loved to cook and anyone who visited her home was promptly offered food and Italian cookies. She enjoyed getting together with her sisters and other family members to play cards, share food, and tell stories. For most of her life, she was an avid reader and she loved doing crossword puzzles, which kept her mind sharp. She also loved to knit and crochet and many people throughout the years were treated to her socks, baby blankets and afghans. She even enjoyed getting on the computer to check the news, send an email, or play a game of Mahjong. For the last 11 years, she enjoyed spending time with and caring for her loyal shih tzu, Netty. Nadine was known for her quiet, but quick wit and she especially enjoyed interacting with both the staff and other residents at Watson Fields.
She was the youngest of seven children and was predeceased by her parents; four brothers, Malcolm S. Adams, Francis W. Adams, Wallace L. Adams and James R. Adams; and two sisters, June E. Raymond and Eleanor M. Coffin. Nadine is survived by her son, Patrick Civiello and wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Camilla and Abby, of North Yarmouth; and son, James Civiello and wife, Barbara, of Dover, N.H. Nadine is also survived by three children from her late husband’s first marriage, whom she considered her own, Kenneth Civiello and wife, Virginia, of Sacramento, Calif., Kathleen Moscone and husband, Kenneth, of Port Matilda, Pa., and Michael Civiello and wife, Suellen, of Augusta. Nadine is survived by a total of 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Nadine is also survived by many nieces and nephews and she was especially close with two, Nancy Raymond of Bangor and Nola (Coffin) Foote of Rochester, N.H. The family sends a special thank you to the entire staff and residents at Watson Fields for making the last three years of Nadine’s life comfortable and enjoyable. She loved the people who not only cared for her, but also took the time to get to know her.
Family and friends are invited to call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover, N.H. A reception will be held after. A burial service will be held later this year at Millinocket Cemetery, Millinocket. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Watson Fields Employee Fund, 201 Watson Road, Dover, NH 03820; or Amy’s Treat, P.O. Box 2234, Dover, NH 03820. To sign the online guestbook, please go to www.taskerfh.com.