Elaine Hindle Nelson

May 24, 1950 ~ December 25, 2018 (age 68)


Elaine (Hindle) Nelson, 68, of Charlestown, RI, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Westerly Hospital. She was the loving wife of Robert W. Nelson, Sr. and together they shared 48 years of marriage. Born in South Kingstown, RI on May 24, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Evelyn (Sherman) Hindle.
Elaine loved helping people in any way she could. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts, was a member of the Red Hat Society and played Mrs. Santa Claus for the children at Westerly Hospital and at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mystic. As an advocate for mental health, she dedicated her time serving as the President of the Parent Support Network for many years. Music was also a major focal point of her life. From playing the clarinet in the Westerly Band, giving voice lessons at the Y.M.C.A. along with dedicating her talents in the bell choir and the choir at St. Mark’s church, she loved every opportunity to be a musician. She also enjoyed line dancing at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. Most importantly, she loved her family and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Besides her husband Bob, she leaves her son Robert W. Nelson, Jr.; her siblings Robert A. Hindle, Donald E. Hindle, Diane E. (Hindle) Loper and Charles S. Hindle and his wife Kathleen along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00a.m on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St. Mystic, CT. Family and friends will meet directly at the church for the service. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Ashaway, RI. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St. Westerly, RI.
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January 2, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
121 Main St.
Westerly, RI 02891

January 3, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
15 Pearl St
Mystic, CT 06355


Oak Grove Cemetery
Cemetery Lane
Ashaway, RI

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