Esther Nadine Dandona
Died: Friday, November 10, 2017
Esther Nadine Dandona, 93 of ST.Ignace passed away early Friday morning, November 10 at Evergreen Living Center. Nadine, as she was always known was born April 14,1924  in New Hartford, MO. to  James and Gertrude (VanArsdel) Gayhart.She graduated from high school  in Vandalia, Michigan and was one of four children born to the household. , and she was the last of the family.She married Ralph Dandona in 1946 in ST.Louis,MO, and he died July 10,1993 in Florida. They owned a Drug Store in Levitown, New York for 32 years, and after they sold , they owned a lunchonette business, first in Amityville, NY and another in Belmore,NY. After they sold the business they moved to Florida, and after 8 years, Ralph died from cancer. She then moved to ST.Ignace to be near her sons. She worked for the Arnold Line for 9 years selling tickets, and helping people with questions about the area, and the Island.

She is survived by her famlly, James and Linda Dandona, of Sault, Canada; (Ralph) Fred and Sally Dandona, ST.Ignace  , 5 granddaughters, Lisa and Rick Bagnel; Nichole Dandona, Jessica and Larry, and Molly Dandona and Cynthia Dandona; 2 great granddaughters, and one great great grandson; and a niece, Cynthia and Ray Burton.

Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church on Thursday, November 16 at 2 pm with Pastor Dave  Tielbar officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time at the church. Cremation will them take place and her ashes will be in tered at Florida Memorial Cemetery in Rockledge,Florida. Dodson Funeral Home, ST.Ignace assisted the family with arrangements.
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