WILTON — Linda A. Nelson, 72, of Wilton, passed over in her home the evening of Wednesday, June 14, 2017, with loving family by her side.

She was born April 23, 1945, in St. Stephen, N.B., Canada, a daughter of Owen and Phyllis (Hanson) Clendenning. A 1963 graduate of Vanceboro High School, she continued her education at the Maine School of Nursing and became a licensed practical nurse.

On March 26, 1965, she married her soulmate, Barry G. Nelson. He predeceased her on May 30, 2000.

She was a devoted wife and was happiest when in the company of her grandchildren and immediate family members. Her home was her castle, and she spent many hours knitting and hand quilting beautiful treasured family keepsakes, often in the company of her cats. She will long be remembered for her quiet, gentle nature and kindness.

She leaves two sons, Andrew J. Nelson and his wife, Sarah, of Hampden, and their children, Emma and Ethan, and Joe Nelson and his wife, Michele, of Temple, and their son, Ryan; one sister, Sandra LaBrecque and her husband, Frank, of Winslow; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her folks and her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne and Paul Clendenning.

Linda A. Nelson

Guest Book