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Nobuko (Nakano) Gleason

KENT — Nobuko (Nakano) Gleason, 84, a longtime resident of Kent, died May 17, 2011, at Sharon Hospital after a brief illness. Nobuko was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Saitama-Ken, Japan, the daughter of the late Sen (Kurosawa) and Saisaku Nakano. Mrs. Gleason devoted her life to her family and was a member of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kent. Although a diabetic, she took great joy in providing sweet treats to her friends and family. Nobuko delighted in spending time with her many grandchildren and took pleasure in sewing and knitting items to give as gifts.She is survived by her four daughters, JoAnn Whitmore and her husband, Kenny, Susie Purcell and her husband, Bill, and Cheryl Gleason, all of Kent, and Debbie Pool and her husband, Rick, of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Donny Gleason and John Gleason and his wife, Gerri, all of Kent; and her 11 grandchildren, Todd, Ryan and Elissa Whitmore, Billy and Christina Purcell, Riley and Hunter Pool and Jenna, John, Katie and Hanna Gleason.A private graveside service was held May 21. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kent Volunteer Ambulance, PO Box 355, Kent, CT 06757 or Saint Andrew’s Church, PO Box 309, Kent, CT 06757. The Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon has charge of the arrangements.

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