November 5, 1970 - July 29, 2014

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Obituaries » TINA M. NYKIEL

NYKIEL, TINA MARIE, 43, of Orange, died July 29, at her home. Born on November 5, 1970 in Danbury, Conn., 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 twenty-four years, she had worked as a secretary in the emergency room at the 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 Capron and Katelyn Abdella; a nephew, Alekzander Abdella; three aunts and two uncles; and Tina’s beloved pet cats, Casey and Tucker and rescue dog, Sam.

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