In Loving Memory of
Nadine Marie Bolduan
10/14/1952 – 06/18/2022
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Nadine Marie [Adamson] Bolduan died peacefully of natural causes at home in Syracuse, IN on June 18, 2022. She was born October 14, 1952, in Toledo, OH. She received her nursing degree in 1971 from Mercy Hospital. While working in the cardiac unit, Nadine met medical student Jeffrey Patrick Bolduan. In a whirlwind romance, they were engaged after 9 days. Jeff and Nadine were married in Toledo on January 5, 1973 and as newlyweds they relocated to Guadalajara, Mexico. They then spent a few years in Dearborn, MI, and eventually settled to raise their family in Goshen, Indiana, in 1981. Syracuse, IN became their full-time home in recent years.
Nadine was endlessly devoted to her husband, Jeff, and four daughters: Jana (Spencer) Bolduan Lomax, Cortney (Matthew) Carpenter, Kate (Michael) Gershenson, and Alyssa Bolduan (Alexander Schneider). Taking care of her family was Nadine’s favorite job and she wouldn’t have had it any other way. As her daughters’ ultimate cheerleader, Nadine gracefully balanced the multiple passions and activities of her daughters with the constant carpools and sporting event attendance. Queen – as she was affectionately called by Jeff – was a person of many talents, including: crafting unbeatable homecoming floats, as well as creative Halloween costumes and elaborate prom decorations. She was a phenomenal cook; inventing home recipes like her famous upside-down-apple pie, 4th of July pasta salad, and beef & bean soup, among others. She proudly volunteered her time and talents to vacation bible schools, PTA fundraisers, Meals on Wheels of America and Goshen Hospital. As a woman of strong Christian faith, Nadine found direction and guidance in the Bible.
Nadine and Jeff were known for hosting memorable holiday parties and creating special traditions with their friends for years to come. To know Nadine is to know that she loved to laugh to tears and that she found peace in flying kites, ice fishing, reading a good book, and relaxing in a sun-bathed hammock. She also enjoyed quoting movie one-liners, especially SpaceBalls, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and Ghostbusters. Nadine was proud to demonstrate her prowess at back handsprings and barefoot waterskiing on a glassy lake. She was a founding member of the original Syracuse Sunday Ski Team.
What most people will recall about Nadine is she made you feel heard, accepted and loved. In addition to being a mother of four, she was a second mom to countless others; opening her home to those seeking guidance and compassion. Later in life, “Nonnies” enjoyed being the infinitely generous, inspiring, and easily-entertained grandmother to eight grandchildren: Townes, Althea, and Lincoln “Woody” Lomax; Sloane, Sam, and Fletcher Carpenter; and Cecelia and Delphine Gershenson.
Nadine and Jeff truly embraced Mexican culture starting in 1973, exploring the country annually with their daughters. Nadine cherished her time spent in Zihuatanejo and loved sharing the pace of life with friends and family far and wide.
If you have the opportunity to catch a sunset in a
hammock, please think of Nadine – especially if you are lucky enough to spot that “green flash”; just as the last of the sun kisses the horizon.
Nadine is survived by her loving husband, daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Nancy Reno; Sister Christine (Edward) Kotalo and niece and nephew. Nadine is preceded in death by her father, Floyd Forrest Adamson and her very beloved bonus father, James Reno.
Condolences may be sent to: 500 E. Medusa Street, Syracuse, IN 46567.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nadine’s memory can be made to: