Edith C. Nelson, 99, of Farmington, CT and formerly Naples, FL, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022, in the comfort of her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Howard O. Nelson, with whom she shared almost 50 years.
Edith was born on December 17, 1922, in Bristol, CT to the late Arthur Chambers and Edith (Bradley) Chambers. She graduated from Plainville High School, class of 1940, and attended Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Edith did work for General Electric and Kalat before she went to work as the first female Production Control Engineer for Stanley Works until her retirement.
Edith was a snowbird for 30 years, traveling to her second home of Naples, FL for the colder parts of the year. She was a social butterfly and always had activities and many cherished friends to keep her busy. She was an avid card player and enjoyed trips to the casino as well as taking in concerts at the park with her dear friend Bobbie. She was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Forestville and took part in many events with them. Edith will be remembered for her unwavering love and devotion to her family, her zest for life, and her vivacious spirit. Edith will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Left to cherish Edith’s memory are her daughter and son in law, Lori and Jim Schaffrick of Litchfield, the lights of her life, her two granddaughters Katie and Becky Schaffrick of Litchfield, and several nieces and nephews with whom she was very close. Besides her husband, Edith was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernie and Arthur Chambers, a sister, Gladys C. Woods, and her dear friend Bobbie.
Family and friends may visit Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St, Plainville, on Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 4-6 pm. Funeral service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 11:00 am. Private interment at Forestville Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Edith’s name can be made to Book of Remembrance of Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville, CT 06010. To leave an online expression of sympathy for Edith’s family, please visit www.bailey-funeralhome.com
Book of Remembrance of Asbury United Methodist Church
90 Church Ave., Forestville CT 06010