Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Nina Gailiunas, 95, of 2988 Susan Ave., died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the home of her special caregivers Judy and Stanley DeWalt. She was the loving wife of the late Peter G. Gailiunas. Born in Lithuania, she was forced to leave her home after Stalin’s army occupied her family’s farm. She never was able to return to her family home and later emigrated to the U.S. after World War II.
Mrs. Gailiunas worked for several years at Travelers Insurance Company and started her family with Peter in 1954. They were both proud members of the Lithuanian community of the Greater Hartford area.
Nina is survived by her two sons Raymond Gailiunas and his wife Gretchen of Stamford, CT and Dr. Ernest Gailiunas and his wife Laura of Osterville, MA, and four grandchildren Katie, Sara, Jana, and Kara Gailiunas. She was predeceased by three brothers.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Nina’s family from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon in St. Mary Church, 230 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com