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09/22/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mabel Lawrence Nicosia

Mabel Lawrence Nicosia
(30 Dec 1946 - 19 Sept 2013)

Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1964

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is still more sad news today.    Mabel Lawrence Nicosia, Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1964, widow of   David Nicosia, Poquoson High School Class of 1972, passed away in Riverside Hospital on Wednesday, September 19, 2013 at the age of 66. 

From the Daily Press - 09/22/13: 

                   Mabel Lawrence Nicosia



PORTSMOUTH - Mabel Lawrence Nicosia, 66, a resident of Portsmouth and Poquoson, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and loving husband and best friend of 30 years on Wednesday, September 19, 2013 at Riverside Hospital.

She is survived by her daughter, Robin Hassler and husband, Todd; grandson Bobby Boes, Jr.; great niece Mary Jane Nicosia; golden companion, Ginger, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Ernest Nicosia, parents J. Moreland and Miriam E. Lawrence.

Mabel graduated from Wilson High School, Medical College of Virginia with two degrees in Psychiatric Nursing, followed by a Master degree from Hampton University. Mabel retired from the Virginia Department of Health.





A Celebration of Mabel's life will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday September 25, 2013 in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel in Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends starting one hour prior at 6:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southeastern Virginia Beach Golden Retriever Rescue Education Training, Inc. (Mabel was an active member), P.O. Box 8014, Yorktown, VA, 23693. Online condolences can be made to the family at  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from September 22 to September 24, 2013.
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September 21, 2013

So sorry to lose a beautiful neighbor. We know she was heartbroken over the loss of Dave, and she and Dave have now both found peace. We wish all the family heart's ease. They both will be missed on North Street, as will sweet Ginger.

Jean Haskell and Fred Schoenfeld

~ Jean Haskell, Portsmouth, Virginia

September 22, 2013

Your sunny smile and happy disposition will be remembered with fondness. Fondly remembered ...
Your friend and classmate
WWHS Class of '64

~ Woodie Motley Morgan, Virginia Beach, Virginia

September 22, 2013

It is hard enough losing one parent, but to lose both in such a short time is devastating. I pray that knowing they are together now will ease some of your pain. They will stay alive in your heart and memories. God Bless.

Patty Moorefield, Portsmouth
, Virginia

September 22, 2013

I offer my condolences to the Nicosia Family at this time of your loss. May Peace be with you. I have many fond memories of Mabel from our high school days.

~ Gabbo Galbreath, Suffolk, Virginia

September 22, 2013

Mabel - you will be missed, wonderful lady. Great times together in Salvo, NC

~ The Bledsoe's, Portsmouth, Virginia

September 22, 2013

Mabel lived a block away from my house in West Park View. Mabel and I walked all over West Park View together. She was a very sweet girl and happy and cheerful. I am so sad to hear that she has passed away.

~ Linda Martin

September 22, 2013

I went to WWHS with Mabel. She was always smiling and such a sweet person.

~ Kathy Goodridge (Phelps), Smithfield, Virginia

September 22, 2013
Mabel was one of those people with a glowing smile that you always remember. I can see her sitting in class with her head tilted, looking over her shoulder with a beautiful grin on her face.
May your warm memories keep your mom close to you till you meet again.
With deepest sympathy.
Sharon McCormick
WWHS Class of '64

~ Sharon McCormick
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September 22, 2013
I also lived close to Mabel in West Park View. We were friends in elementary school. I haven't seen her in years but remember her none the less. She was certainly a sweet person then, and I am sure never changed.
~ Janet Garland Lamb, New Bern, North Carolina

September 22, 2013

Robin, Todd and Bobby, We are both so saddened to hear of the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. Please know we are here for you and sending all of our love and prayers. Love, Tom and Lauren <3

Tom and Lauren Coulbourne, Virginia Beach, Virginia

September 22, 2013

I met your parents several years ago at a SEVA Great Santa Paws fundraiser. I remember them happily bustling around getting everything straight for the "Goldens". Your mom made me feel instantly relaxed and involved. I will never forget their warm and welcoming spirit. I know Ginger will miss them too. I hope you all find comfort with her as well. My sympathy...

Liz Downes, Gloucester, Virginia

September 23, 2013

Mabel will always be that precious cheerleader with gorgeous ponytail, smiling and being so kind and cheerful. I had lost track of her, but from what I've read she remained a wonderful, smart, caring girl.

~ Ruthie Gilmore, Portsmouth, Virginia

September 23, 2013

Mabel will always be remembered for her wonderful smile. I am sure she is in charge of smiles in heaven today.

~ Terry Evans Knight

September 24, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of Mabel's death. My family remembers such good times in Salvo. My prayers to you, Robin, and your family.

~ Wilma McCutcheon, Portsmouth, Virginia

September 24, 2013



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September 24, 2013



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mabel's family, friends, and classmates.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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