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Obituary of Nellie E. Matthews
Nellie Elizabeth Matthews passed away unexpectedly at the Down East Community Hospital in Machias, Maine on Saturday, October 8th, 2022; Nellie was born on November 5th, 1939 in Eastport, Maine U.S.A. She is the Daughter of the late Ashton and Lenora (Townsend) Phinney.
She was predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Winston Matthews in 2015. In addition to Winston and her parents, Nellie was also predeceased by her brother John and his wife Sandra Phinney, and her sister-in-law Deborah Anthony.
Nellie lived her life as the wife of a fisherman, and enjoyed being at home and raising her children on Campobello Island. She will be remembered fondly as always having such a sweet tooth and regularly being seen wearing her favorite color, Burgundy. She loved a warm cup of tea and watching soap operas. Nellie adored spending time with her family and nothing brought her greater joy than watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow and showering them with her love in many ways.
She is survived by her two sons, LeRoy of Campobello, NB and Barry and his wife Susan of Hampden, ME, USA, three grandchildren Benjamin (Kimberly), Samantha, and Sarah, great granddaughter Marley and great grandson Winston. Her sister-in-law Ruth Kelsey of Campobello, NB. Her two nieces Candi and Sandra Phinney and nephew John Phinney and many other great nieces and nephews, and extended family.
The family will receive friends during a time of visitation at Wilson’s Beach United Baptist Church on Route 774 October 14th at 11:30 am. Family and friends are also welcomed to attend a graveside tribute to her life following the visitation at 1pm at Wilsons Beach Community Cemetery, Head Harbour Road.
In lieu of flowers donations to
Alzheimer Society of NB- Saint John
152 Westmorland Rd.
Saint John, New Brunswick E2J 2E7
would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care & direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street St Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 ( 506- 466 - 3110)
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