Obituary: Mary (Nordstrom) Lindahl

Mary (Nordstrom) Lindahl
Mary (Nordstrom) Lindahl

WATERTOWN — Mrs. Mary “Vi” (Nordstrom) Lindahl, 99, formerly of Watertown, passed away early Wednesday morning May 13, 2015 at the Middlebury Convalescent Home. She was the widow of the late Raymond Lindahl, who passed away in 1980 following 35 years of marriage.

Mrs. Lindahl was born in Waterbury on March 27, 1916, a daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Nyquist) Nordstrom and spent her early childhood in Naugatuck. She later moved to Waterbury and was a graduate of Wilby High School. She had resided in Watertown for over 50 years. She retired in 1981 from the Southern New England Telephone Co. (S.N.E.T.) where she was employed as a directory assistance operator for over 17 years. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

She leaves a daughter, Barbara Ronalter and her husband, George, of Naugatuck; a son, Jeffrey R. Lindahl of Shelton; two grandchildren, Melissa Grohs and Louis T. Grohs, Jr., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Ernest Nordstrom, Edward Nordstrom, Anne N. Salomon, Vera N. Sheridan and Elsie N. Rose.

Mary (Nordstrom) Lindahl
Mary (Nordstrom) Lindahl

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the caring and dedicated staff at the Middlebury Convalescent Home for the care they provided to Vi while she was a patient there.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, 183 North St., Watertown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Recreation Dept. of the Middlebury Convalescent Home, 778 Middlebury Rod, Middlebury CT 06763-2401 or the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Conn. Chapter, 2975 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 100. Rocky Hill, CT 06067-2338.

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