Nadine Ruth (Miller) Varrin
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Waterville - 1923 - 2019
Nadine, 95, died Friday May 24, 2019 at Northern Lights Inland Hospital, Waterville, Maine. Her beloved husband, Dr. Rene Douglas Varrin, died in 2001.
She was born in Hanover, PA to Alton T. and Velva H. (Fuhrman) Miller. She graduated from Eichelberger High School in Hanover in 1941; as a proud nurse from Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing (now part of Drexel Univ.), Philadelphia, PA... In 1949, Nadine married Rene Douglas Varrin and, after he graduated from Temple Dental School (Philadelphia, PA) in 1950, she was an Air Force wife for twenty years. She became a professor's wife in New Jersey when Rene returned to teach at Temple Dental School. They happily retired to Camden, ME in 1982 to their twentieth home where she became a Red Sox fan and knitting club founder. Her husband, Dr. Rene Douglas Varrin died in 2001. In 2018 she moved to Waterville, ME to be near her daughter.
She is survived by her son Rene Denis Varrin and wife, Stephanie, of Brentwood, NH; daughter Michelle M. (Varrin) Holmes of Waterville, ME; her four grandchildren - Christine (Holmes) Guerrera, of Methuen, MA., Joseph H. Holmes of Brockton, MA, Matthew D. Varrin of Watertown, MA and Lindsey (Varrin) Vu of Waltham MA, and her two great grandchildren - Arya C. Holmes and Kenneth R. Holmes of Brockton MA. Also survived by her sister-in-law Nancy (Albright) Miller and niece Margaret (Miller) Michael of NM, nephews Jake Nauss of TX, Jeff Nauss of CA, and Robert D. Varrin of NJ; Jeannette (Pouliquin) Dorber of DE; Christine (Pouliquin) Szphulsky of NJ; cousin Raymond Miller of PA. She is also survived by special friends Helen Muntz Behler of PA; Pamela (Howard) Varrin of MA and many true friends from their Air Force days and on Pearl Street, Camden.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the caregivers at Inland Hospital who took such special care of Nadine and made a difficult time bearable for her family.
Nadine wished to be buried next to Rene in private at the Maine Veterans Cemetery; Augusta ME. In lieu of a public service, she and her family requests that memories of Nadine and Rene be shared whenever mutual friends and family gather together.
Published on June 11, 2019


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