Carina Gloria Nolan

November 7, 1940December 31, 2018

Carina Nolan passed away on Dec 31st 2018 at the age of 76 at home in Tucson, AZ. Carina was born in the Philippines in 1942 as one of seven siblings to Juan Juelve and Erinea Cedro. She attended Ateneo de Zamboanga university and graduated with a B.S. in Biology. She then attended and graduated from the Zamboanga General Hospital of Nursing. Carina journeyed to North America and began her nursing career in Canada. She was independent, headstrong, and tough. She met Dennis Nolan Sr. in New Jersey and they married soon after. Carina brought three sons into the world: Dennis Nolan Jr., Steven Nolan, and Keith Nolan. Carina’s husband was diagnosed with mental illness and eventually became disabled. Although their marriage was strained, Carina was a stubborn Catholic, so she used her skills as a nurse to take care of him and stood by him to the end. Carina raised her sons in Florida on her own, through sheer will and determination. Her favorite song was Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Carina worked hard to give her sons the best she could. To make ends meet, she worked the nightshift for over 30-years in hospitals across Florida such as Specialty Hospital of Jacksonville, Orange Park Medical Center, and Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota. Carina was a disciplinarian and believed in the value of education. Only one son ever talked back to her and she promptly threw a plate at him. She put each of her sons through college where they earned degrees and became professionals in the fields of industrial safety and computer engineering. Carina was very proud of her boys. Carina loved the Rosery and raised her sons in the Catholic faith. She loved the water whether it was in the ocean, lakes, rivers, springs, or pools. She enjoyed taking her sons and their friends on vacations to the beaches, waterparks, National Forests, and Disney World. She taught them to love fishing, shrimping, and crabbing. Carina loved all her children and grandchildren. She shared her love by cooking their favorite dishes like pork sticks, spaghetti, lasagna, siopao, pancit, and lumpia. Carina’s legacy is carried on by her 3 sons, 3 daughters-in-law, and 9 grandchildren. She is their role model for strength, sacrifice, and perseverance. They will always love her dearly and miss her wry smile, lectures, and meals together.


  • Rosary Service Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, January 14, 2019

Carina Gloria Nolan

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