August 17, 1938 ~ September 25, 2015

Born in: Smithtown, NY,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Adele Hartney Nealon, 77, died on Friday, September 25, 2015, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, William F. Hartney, Sr. and Margaret M. Hartney, and one brother, Peter Hartney. Adele was born in Smithtown, New York and attained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Cornell University. She was a teacher and Dean of Students at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida. Adele and Paul retired to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and have spent many wonderful years delighting in their family, friends, and each other. Adele is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Paul D. Nealon; three daughters, Elizabeth Nealon, Mary Nealon Rowe and Meg Nealon Lail; one brother, William F. Hartney, Jr.; two sons-in-law, Marty Rowe and Brad Lail; one brother-in-law, Richard H. Nealon; three sisters-in-law, Barbara Nealon, Maureen Hartney and Mary Hartney; five grandsons, Andrew Rowe, Will Scarbrough, Connor Rowe, Joe Scarbrough, and Mike Scarbrough; twelve nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and friends too numerous to count. A funeral service will be held at the Fairfield Mountains Chapel, in Lake Lure, on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 3:00pm. Friends and family are invited to join in a celebration of Adele's life, immediately following the service, at Apple Valley Farm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813. It is their desire that the loving care and compassion that Adele was fortunate to receive may be experienced by others. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. THINKING OF YOU PAUL AND GALS. REMEMBERING THE LOVELY FUN TIMES WE SPENT TOGETHER. IT WAS A REAL BONUS WHEN WE VISITED MARC’S PARENTS IN HENDERSONVILLE, TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE TWO OF YOU WHILE THERE. I KNOW THERE WERE ALWAYS HAPPY TIMES AND MANY LAUGHS. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.

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  2. Paul, Mary, Elizabeth, Meg and the entire Nealon family-I know there is an empty hole in your heart but you had many wonderful years with a super fun loving wife and Mother. You will miss her always and think of her every day that passes. The few times we were around her she always made us smile and it was so obvious that she loved her family very much and was so proud of each of you. She now is pain free and will always be watching over you. You are forever in our prayers.

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  3. To Uncle Paul, Liz, Mary , and Margaret

    My thoughts and prayers are with you you all have meant slot to me. You are a very close knit family very loved. Heard a lot from aunt Adele on her family happenings. We may not have been able to spend as much time with you all but believe me the time we had together was the best time ever. Aunt Adele you will forever in my heat. You will be welcomed with open hearts with your parents and my dad make sure he knows that you are the boss now. Love always and forever Donna

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  4. Dear Paul, Elizabeth, Mary, Meg and your families,
    My heart goes out to you as you deal with the loss of dear Adele. She was a special person in my life as, indeed, you are. I will miss her laughter, her immediate comforting understanding, and the silly things we always could share. She may have left the world we know, but she will always be in our hearts. I love you all. ‘Auntie’ Beth

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  5. George and I are so grieved to hear the sad news of Adele’s passing. It is difficult to believe that such a vibrant, loving person is no longer just a phone call away. Adele, you are truly missed!

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  6. Dear Paul and Family,

    My memories of Adele are colored with kindness, joy and a beautiful spirit. She has a special place in so many hearts, in so many places. Love to all of you.

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  7. We send our sympathies and prayers for you and your family, you were blessed to have such a wonderful wife and family. The friendship of the Nealon family has been a privilege and enjoyed for most of our adult life and we thank you, love and prayers . Milton and Julie

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  8. Dear Paul and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Adele. We will cherish the nice memories spent with you and Adele…..thanks to Milton and Julie. I have a beautiful doll that Adele made and will always be special to me. May Jesus give you peace and comfort especially at the difficult time. I know that you were left with a gift of wonderful memories spent with Adele. We will keep you in our prayers. Love & blessings, Anna Mary & Bill Duckworth

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  9. Paul,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Adele. I had no idea that she was ill and am shocked to hear about it. Please know that you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers. Adele was a very kind, caring person. She will remain forever in our hearts.

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  10. Paul,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Adele during this difficult
    time.
    As long as you have family nearby getting used to life without Adele
    will somewhat easier. I know there will be a large hole in your life
    that won’t go away.
    One of my thoughts is Gloria will be there to greet her and they can
    play dolls again.

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  11. Dear Paul, We just heard about Adele’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. May your wonderful memories bring comfort at those sad times that will come. Sincerely, Marge (Rich, Oliver) and Bob Paulman

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