Rose A. Nolin, 100, of Arlington


Rose A. NolinMarch 18, 1921 ~ April 9, 2021

Arlington – Rose A. “Sis” (McDonough) Nolin, 100, of Arlington, died peacefully at her home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Charles G. Nolin, who died in 1984.

She was born, raised and educated in South Boston, the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Rose A. (Gormley) McDonough.

She worked as a receptionist at Harvard University for over 30 years. Rose was devoted to her family and loved cooking and baking. She was kind, caring and compassionate, often caring for family members and friends during their illnesses.

She leaves her son, Kevin F. Nolin and his wife Meghan of Marlborough; a sister, Helen “Honey” Sullivan of Hingham; three grandsons, Christopher C. Nolin of Arlington, Ian K. Nolin, and Kevin F. Nolin Jr., both of Marlborough; many nephews and nieces, as well as great-nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her daughter, Theresa Mary Nolin of Arlington, and by five brothers, William, Patrick, John, Eugene, and James McDonough, and five sisters, Agnes, Theresa, Mary, Irene, and Alice.

There are no calling hours. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Rose’s name may be made to The New England Center for Children (

All are invited to sign Rose’s online guestbook at

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.

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