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February 13, 1946 - September 12, 2022

Ms. Denton was born on February 13, 1946 in Utica, NY to Anthony and Santina Piazza. After graduation from Lincoln High School in San Jose, CA, she attended the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA  where she earned a BA degree in English in 1968.

Nina received an Elementary Teaching Credential from Notre Dame in 1969 and taught in the Belmont School District for ten years.  

After retiring from teaching to raise her children, Nina later began working at Carlmont High School in Belmont as a classified employee until she retired in 2011.

Nina spent many years performing in local Kiwanis and Chickens’ Ball community shows. Dancing was a favorite pastime. She was a volunteer at The Family Tree Resale Shop in San Carlos for many years as a board member and weekly worker sorting donations.

Nina  is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Danielle Denton of San Francisco and granddaughter Ferrara Denton; her daughter Jennifer Denton and son-in-law Bob Giosso of San Carlos; and daughter Elizabeth Denton of Boca Raton, Florida; her brother Tony Piazza of St. Louis, Missouri.

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