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Nina M. Pelkey

May 17, 1929 — December 16, 2020

ALBURGH – Nina M. Pelkey, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the St. Albans Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Albans.

She was born in Clarenceville, Quebec on May 17, 1929 to the late Thomas and Matilda (LaCombe) Shedrick.

Nina moved to Watertown, NY with her family as a young girl before eventually moving to Alburgh, VT. From a young age she gave up her schooling to help her parents raise her deceased sister’s son. She met her late husband Wallace and raised 3 children. She spent most of her working career at the Alburgh School preparing hot lunches for generations of students which she came to love as her own. She made a career playing Bingo, as she was an avid Bingo player. Nina was very religious and incredibly generous; she never missed the opportunity to support her family. You never went hungry at grandma’s house. Nina had the best stories of her childhood and teenage years that her family will cherish. While she was living in Alburgh she could always be seen sitting on her front porch with a cup of tea. In her later years, she enjoyed and looked forward to outings with her daughter, Connie.

Nina is survived by her daughter, Connie Shedrick of Clarenceville, Quebec; and son, Wally Pelkey and his wife Judy of Alburgh. Nina’s love for her grandchildren was evident and they were the light of her life, she leaves grandchildren, Merry (Pelkey) Hill, Wally D. Pelkey and his wife Whitney, Patricia Brown and her husband Matt, Nina Bonnette and her husband John, Isadore Shedrick and wife Felicity, Peter Corliss, and Daniel Corliss; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Corey Brown, Caleb, Ethan and Owen Bonnette, Emma and Elizabeth Hill, Landon, Kaitlyn, and Emily Shedrick, Peter, and Brooklyn and Christopher Corliss; as well as two great great-grandchildren, Jackson Brown and Malachi Bonnette. Besides her parents, Nina was predeceased by her husband Wallace; daughter, Susan Corliss; sons-in-law, Isadore Shedrick, and Peter Corliss.

Nina’s family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at St. Albans Health and Rehab for the special care she received.

A private Life Celebration will be held at the convenience of the family. Internment will take place in the Saint Amadeus Cemetery in Alburgh.

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