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Updated: 05/04/2014 04:30:14PM

Nelida Borselli

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Nelida Borselli, 84, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.

She was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Argentina to Antonio and Teresa Maresca, and moved to Port Charlotte in 1990, from Long Island, N.Y.

Nelida was an active member of numerous community organizations including, the Italian-American Club of Punta Gorda, Fla., The Republican Club, the Filipino-American Club, and St. Charles Borromeo Isabella Guild. As a teacher for many years, Nelida shared her love of languages by teaching Italian and Spanish to students at the Public Library. She started her career as a typing teacher in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nelida came to New York in 1969, and was proud of achieving U.S. citizenship during America’s Bicentennial July 4, 1976. In addition to her family, she was loved and supported by a close network of dear friends.

Survivors include her granddaughters, Barbara Merola of New York, N.Y., and Laura (Sebastian) Frisk of London, England; her step-son, Romano Borselli of Italy; her son-in-law, John J. Merola of Port Charlotte; and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paladino; her daughter, Elida Merola; and her two brothers, Joseph, and Michael Maresca.

Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens Port Charlotte, Florida. Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.

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