Mildred “Mickey” Virginia Nolin of Old Saybrook, on Oct. 29, at the full age of 93, passed from this world to her new place with her maker in heaven. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond Joseph Nolin, Jr., who predeceased her on Aug. 26, 1989.
Mickey was born June 18, 1928, to Raymond Joseph Barry and Mildred Amelia Diamen in New Haven.
Mickey is survived by seven children, Kathleen Ryan, Richard, Susan, Michael, Maryanne, Elizabeth Crussana, and Glenna Rose O’Neil. She is also survived by her brother-in-law and friend Robert Nolin and closest friend/daughter Joy Keenan. She was predeceased by a son, Raymond Joseph Nolin III.
Mickey had 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
After high school, Mickey entered a nursing program at Grace New Haven in 1945 and graduated in 1947, before starting a family.
In addition to playing “mother goose,” Mickey personally loved Cape Cod, sewing, quilting, gardening, and travel. In her later years, many of you may have interacted with her while playing “WORDS WITH FRIENDS” on an iPad. Mickey and Ray (as they were known) loved RVing, and could not wait for Thanksgiving to be over, so they then could bolt to Pasadena, California to get front row seats at the Rose Bowl parade. After Ray’s passing, Mickey assumed the steering wheel and made several cross-country trips with her mother and close friends.
I’d like the memory of me
To be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
When life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering
Softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
And bright sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.
-Helen Lowrie Marshall
As per her request, there will be no calling hours or viewings. There will a service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, at St. John Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Old Saybrook, followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery in Old Saybrook.
In lieu of flowers, Mickey asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.
To share a memory of Mickey or send a condolence to her family, please visit www.rwwfh.com. Arrangements were in the care of the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.