Elizabeth (Chevalier) Nelson

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Elizabeth (Chevalier) Nelson, "Lisa," 63, of Salem, beloved wife of Mark R. Nelson, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.

Born June 15, 1950, in Manchester, she was a daughter of the late Winston and Helen (Ennis) Chevalier. Lisa earned her master's degree in special education from Southern Connecticut State University and worked as a special education teacher for the Groton school system for 31 years before her retirement in 2004. In her spare time, she was an avid reader and a passionate fan of the UConn Huskies women's basketball team.

In addition to her husband, she leaves two children, John Nelson of Salem and Meaghan Sekinger, and her husband, Nathan, of Ruther Glen, Va.; two grandchildren, Ollie and Raina Sekinger; four brothers, Winston Jr., and wife, Laura, of Tolland, Brett of Naugatuck, Drew of Manchester, and Timothy of East Windsor; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive guests from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, before a chapel service at 6 p.m.

Graveside services will be observed at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Salem Green Cemetery, Hartford Road (Route 85), Salem.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 707, Norwich, CT 06360.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26, 2013
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