Nellie M. Willinski

October 04, 1924
- July 24, 2003

MILO - Nellie (Dean) Willinski, 78, wife of the late Vernon Willinski, went home to be with her loved ones, July 24, 2003, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Sebec, the daughter of the late Stanley and Hazel (Lamson) Dean. Nellie attended the one room schoolhouse in Barnard, and Brownville High School. She married Vernon Willinski on Dec 24, 1942, and enjoyed a loving relationship with not only her family but with her extended Willinski family. Nellie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was very generous, fair, loving and kind to her family and anyone else who needed her. She was employed at Dexter Shoe Co. for 20 years, retiring with her husband to enjoy their home, family, and friends. Nellie was a member of the United Baptist Church, the Joseph P. Chaisson American Legion Post No. 41 Auxiliary, and was a dedicated Bingo player. She is survived by her beloved children, son, Arnold and his wife, Jackie, of Orneville; daughter, Sheila and her husband, Torrey Ellis; and daughter-in-law, Kathy and her husband, George West, all of Milo. Also surviving are her precious grandchildren, Heidi Finson, Abe Willinski, Doug Willinski, Jason Gerrish, Shane and Tony Fowles; and great-grandchildren, Jeremy Finson, Sarah and Amber Willinski, Shelby Lynn and Sydney May Fowles; step-grandchildren, Travis Ellis, Peter, Mark and Janice Treadwell; step-great-grandchildren, Tara, Katherine, Brittany, and Josilyn Treadwell; sister, Gertrude Ellison of Milo; many beloved nieces and nephews; and a faithful friend and companion, Joe Villani. She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon; a son, Parker; a grandson, John; a sister, Diana; and three brothers, Edward, Parker and Stanley.. Funeral services will be conducted on July 27, at the United Baptist Church, Milo, with Rev. Ernest Madden and Rev. Rudy Homchuck officiating. Burial followed in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the United Baptist Church Building Fund, Pleasant St., Milo, ME 04463.
She Is Not Gone Erase your grief, she is not gone
For in your heart she lingers on,
Her smile, her laugh, her special way,
Will comfort you from day to day.
You'll feel her presence in the breeze
That dances gently through the trees.
And it's her face that you shall see
When you're in need of company.
At any time you can recall
The love you shared, you saved it all.
And really more than anything,
You'll find peace in remembering.

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