Nanette Sue Hinds, 59: Deep roots in the community

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TOSPHAM — Nanette Sue “Nan” Hinds of Topsham, 59, died June 12 in Daphne, Ala.

Hinds was born in 1953 in Hartland to Larry and Norma Giovannucci. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1971 and the University of Maine at Orono in 1975, where she met her future husband David Hinds.

After teaching in her hometown of Harmony for two years, Hinds began a long career in MSAD #75 in 1978. She the taught kindergarten, first grade and reading recovery at Bowdoinham Community School beginning in 1984; she retired in 2006.

At various points in her retirement, Hinds lived with her husband in Australia and Alabama, and enjoyed spending long stretches of time with their quadruplet grandchildren in North Carolina. She was also an avid cook and quilter, and a fan of the Boston Celtics.

Hinds is survived by her husband of nearly 37 years, David Hinds; sons Scott and his wife, Michelle,  of Holly Springs, N.C. and Todd and his wife, Jessica, of Worcester, Mass.; grandchildren Emma, Patrick, Rebecca and Sam Hinds of Holly Springs, NC; parents Larry and Norma Giovannucci of Harmony; sisters Jan and her husband, Dan Breton, of Scarborough and Gloria and her husband, John Pease, of Norridgewock; eight nephews; one niece; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 19 at All Saint’s Parish, St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick.

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