Michele Nielsen Obituary

Michele  Nielsen
Michele Nielsen

February 19, 1939 - February 16, 2018
Born in Passaic, NJ
Resided in New London, Connecticut


Michele Nielsen
Niantic- Michele B. Nielsen “Shelley”, 78, of Niantic, died February 16, 2018, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London.
She was born in Passaic Garfield, N.J. July 29, 1939, the daughter of Michael and Helen Kelsall Bovitz. She was a graduate of Arcadia University. Mrs. Nielsen had been employed as an administrative assistant for the Town of East Lyme. She also owned Action Aerobics, Inc. for 27 years.
She is survived by a son Phillip Loscoe and his wife Jacqueline of Cranston, R.I.; daughter Amy Baillargeon and her husband Raymond of Enfield; stepsons Eirik and David Nielsen. She has 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Nielsen and sons Peter and Eric Loscoe.
Shelley’s two greatest passions outside of her family were Notre Dame Football and her beloved dog, Xander. She loved UCONN basketball, cross-stitching and scrapbooking memories from the many cruises and vacations she took over the years. Her favorite place was the beach or near the water. She and Dick spent many summers on their sailboat to frequent favorite spots such as Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard. She enjoyed hosting bus trips to NYC to attend Broadway shows with her aerobics group; as well as her annual Dance-A-Thons that benefited The American Heart Association. She would shine the most when cooking delicious meals to host family gatherings and coordinating the infamous annual family picture. Her kids and grandchildren were her pride and joy, as evidenced by the many loving memories she has left with each.
Calling hours are Thursday from 1-3 PM at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. There will be a service at 3 PM followed by interment in East Lyme Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Backus Oncology Family Comfort Fund, in memory of Peter Loscoe, C/O Backus Hospital in Norwich. Condolences may be shared on Mrs. Nielsen’s memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.

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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Thursday, February 22, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Thursday, February 22, 2018
3:00 PM
East Lyme Cemetery
Boston Post Road
East Lyme, CT US 06333
Thursday, February 22, 2018

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