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Nellie M. Withington

Canaan, N.H. — Nellie M. Withington, 95, died Monday March 4, 2013 at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H.

She was born Oct. 16, 1917, in Enfield, N.H. a daughter of Charles J. and Mary (Quimby) Sanders. Nellie graduated from Hartford High School in 1935 and from the Elliot Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. On March 15, 1947, she was married to Robert S. Withington in Enfield, they lived in White River Junction, Vt. until 1966 when they made their home in Canaan and raised a family. She began working as a private duty nurse in 1958, and worked in the Upper Valley area for over 20 years.

Mrs. Withington was a longtime member of the Assembly of God Church in Canaan where she was a Sunday school teacher and enjoyed playing gospel music on her violin. She also volunteered and played her violin at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in White River Jct. and at McKerley’s Nursing Home in Lebanon as well as at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 1985; a daughter, Carol Ann Withington in 1961; two sisters, Sadie Brown and Mable, five brothers, Frank, Earl, Wayne, Harry and Frederick Sanders; and a grandchild.

She is survived by two sons, Robert S. Withington, Jr. and his partner, Gerri and David A. Withington and his wife, Patty both of Canaan; and two daughters, Viola M. Daniels and her husband, Donald and Mary J. Vella and her husband, Charley both of Enfield; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. Committal services will take place in the Christian Street Cemetery later in the Spring.

Condolences may be expressed to Mrs. Withington’s family in an online guestbook at Memorial contributions may be made to the Canaan Assembly of God Church, PO Box 475, Canaan, NH 03741