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Nina S. Dolena, 93, daughter of Stephen and Natalie Locko of Staten Island, NY, born on May 16, 1922, died February 19, 2016, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, after a rapid decline in overall health. She most recently lived inManchester, NH, but had also lived in Nashua. She and her husband, Jerry Dolena, were the former owners of the Swiss Chalets Motel in Intervale, NH.

She graduated from Wagner College in New York City and worked in the accounting departments for US Lines and Bethlehem Steel. She fell in love and married the man of her dreams, Jerry, in 1950. They lived in Merrick, Long Island, NY, and moved to Intervale, NH, in 1969.

Nina was a fiercely devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Jerry, her parents, and brothers Johnny, Benjamin, and William.

She leaves behind her daughter, Alexandra (Sandee) Nichols, and her husband, Steven, of Manchester, granddaughter, Alexis, and her husband, Ken Perron, of Manchester, their children, Alyssia and Talen, granddaughter, Annie, and her husband, Tyler Chaput, of Litchfield, her brother, Serge Locko, of San Diego, California, and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Cate & Johnson Funeral Home, 573 Pine Street, corner of Harrison Street in Manchester.

Funeral services followed by burial will take place at St. Vladimir Cemetery in Jackson, New Jersey at the convenience of family.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.

Family and friends may visit CateJohnson.com.