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In Memory of

Marion Bosco

September 7, 1939 - August 27, 2017

Obituary


She was a woman of the early greatest generation. Influenced not only by her mother but also by her
grandparents, in whose home she was raised for much of her life. She was much like a woman portrayed in the little house
on the prairie. For 50+ years of her life her goal / desire was to be a faithful wife and mother. Hers was a life of service
whose little calloused hands comforted her brood, cooked a few million meals, drove thousands of miles a year, toting her
family here and there, canned and...

She was a woman of the early greatest generation. Influenced not only by her mother but also by her
grandparents, in whose home she was raised for much of her life. She was much like a woman portrayed in the little house
on the prairie. For 50+ years of her life her goal / desire was to be a faithful wife and mother. Hers was a life of service
whose little calloused hands comforted her brood, cooked a few million meals, drove thousands of miles a year, toting her
family here and there, canned and froze food for the future etc. She was lighthearted, quick to giggle, and generous to a
fault. Never did she complain. The busy life did not preclude her enjoyment of sports, playing board games and music. All
had their proper place. Great love and respect was given to nanny Bess, aunt Edith and Uncle Rino who filled her need for
adult influence and guidance.
Nina was born in Springfield, MA, the 7th of September 1939. Her brother Jon was a couple years older than her.
As a 2 year old her folks moved to a tiny home in rural So Cal. At about age 4 the little family returned to Springfield.
Following her parents divorce she was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents who had emigrated from Italy.
Upon graduation from high school in 1957 she met husband to be Dom Bosco, then returned to her dad and stepmom
Bess and brother Neil in Burbank, CA in order to attend court stenographer school. In 1963, Nina and Dom were reunited
following his discharge from the Marine Corps. Following a courtship they married in April 1966. Eventually they had 4
children Cindy, Nick, Jill, and Mike. They began married life in West Hartland, CT only to move to Lancaster, CA in July
1966 when Dom was transferred by his employer. Having been reassigned the family arrived in Seattle on January
1,1967 where they remained until 1970. In the spring of 1970 they moved to Minneapolis MN. In the fall of 1971 the
family, with expectant Nina, relocated temporarily to CT en route to Rome Italy, to give Nina a chance for her 4th child to be
born in the US. Six weeks after the birth of Mike they were off to Rome. In 1975 after 4 years of a wonderful stay in Italy,
the family returned to CT, built a home and remained until 2016.
Ultimately she leaves a heritage of 4 children, 10 grandchildren, 4 great granddaughters. In 2016 it was
discovered that Nina had cirrhosis of the liver and 2 cancerous growths in the proximity. At that time it was decided by the
family to relocate to Olympia, WA to both address her health problems and allow son Mike to provide care and guidance.
As it concerns her health it was decided that nothing could be done to arrest the cancer. She would have to, and did, make
the most of life until our Lord decided to take her home on August 27, 2017. Her prayers were answered by being able to
remain at home and not suffer pain but, rather simply to stop breathing while asleep. It remains for her family and friends
to enjoy the pleasant experiences of her time with us. She loved us all. Her last wish for you all is that you consider your
relationship with Jesus and if you don't KNOW that you will go to heaven, accept Him as your personal savior. If you have
accepted his perfect Gift then seek to improve your lifestyle.