In memory of
Violet Ann Nolan
In memory of
Violet Ann Nolan
Nolan, Violet Ann Grand Rapids, Michigan Violet "Tommye" Ann Nolan, age 91, born May 13, 1929 in Benton Harbor, Michigan died January 24, 2021 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She grew up in South Bend, Indiana close to the Notre Dame football stadium, where she could hear the band playing the Irish fight song on game days making her a lifelong fan. Her father was an immigrant from Greece, attaining his citizenship and working hard to feed his four children during the Depression Era. This instilled a sense of pride for her Greek heritage as well as a strong work ethic and compassion for the less fortunate which she carried with her throughout her life. Tommye (Thomas) married John Nolan on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1950. They were married for 68 years and made Grand Rapids, Michigan their home until John's death in 2019. They leave their family of four: Cathi (Dan) Holtz, Rick (Carla) Nolan, Pat (Karen) Nolan, Tracy (Chuck) Kleynenberg; six grandchildren: Brandon Matice (with Kristen Call), Beth (Chris) Higgins, T.J. (Kellsie) Holtz, Lisa Kleynenberg, Nick Nolan (fiancee Janie), Jeff (Alex) Kleynenberg; and five great grandchildren. Tommye loved her job in the health and welfare department of the local RCIA/UFCW union working to secure comprehensive insurance for all employees. Tommye also was very active in a chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi women's sorority all of her adult life holding various positions and making lifelong friendships. Tommye held family and relationships dear. She felt that being a mother and good friend to many were her biggest accomplishments, which came easy to her. Tommye loved to laugh most of all. She could never finish a joke because half way through she would laugh until tears came to her eyes which made everyone laugh with her. She was easy to love and loved easily. Even in her later years, when she was in the care of others, she still found happiness in difficult situations. She was beautiful. God Bless her. No services are planned at this time. A day of remembrance will be scheduled this summer. Memorial contributions in Tommye's memory may be made to the Beacon Hill Foundation.
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2800 Burton St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
In memory of
Violet Ann Nolan
Nolan, Violet Ann Grand Rapids, Michigan Violet "Tommye" Ann Nolan, age 91, born May 13, 1929 in Benton Harbor, Michigan died January 24, 2021 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She grew up in South Bend, Indiana close to the Notre Dame football stadium, where she could hear the band playing the Irish fight song on game days making her a lifelong fan. Her father was an immigrant from Greece, attaining his citizenship and working hard to feed his four children during the Depression Era. This instilled a sense of pride for her Greek heritage as well as a strong work ethic and compassion for the less fortunate which she carried with her throughout her life. Tommye (Thomas) married John Nolan on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1950. They were married for 68 years and made Grand Rapids, Michigan their home until John's death in 2019. They leave their family of four: Cathi (Dan) Holtz, Rick (Carla) Nolan, Pat (Karen) Nolan, Tracy (Chuck) Kleynenberg; six grandchildren: Brandon Matice (with Kristen Call), Beth (Chris) Higgins, T.J. (Kellsie) Holtz, Lisa Kleynenberg, Nick Nolan (fiancee Janie), Jeff (Alex) Kleynenberg; and five great grandchildren. Tommye loved her job in the health and welfare department of the local RCIA/UFCW union working to secure comprehensive insurance for all employees. Tommye also was very active in a chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi women's sorority all of her adult life holding various positions and making lifelong friendships. Tommye held family and relationships dear. She felt that being a mother and good friend to many were her biggest accomplishments, which came easy to her. Tommye loved to laugh most of all. She could never finish a joke because half way through she would laugh until tears came to her eyes which made everyone laugh with her. She was easy to love and loved easily. Even in her later years, when she was in the care of others, she still found happiness in difficult situations. She was beautiful. God Bless her. No services are planned at this time. A day of remembrance will be scheduled this summer. Memorial contributions in Tommye's memory may be made to the Beacon Hill Foundation.
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2800 Burton St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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