Gladys (Fogg) Nelson

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  • Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut
    377 Broad Street
    New London, CT 06320

Gladys (Fogg) Nelson

  • BORN: November 11, 1923
  • DIED: August 16, 2017
  • LOCATION: Old Lyme, Connecticut

Gladys (Fogg) Nelson, 93, of Old Lyme passed away peacefully at Bride Brook Health & Rehabilitation Center in East Lyme on August 16, 2017 following a brief illness. She was born in Meriden, CT, grew up in Jewett City and West Hartford. Later, she raised her family in Windsor with husband, Clifford Nelson, before moving to Old Saybrook in 1977. Gladys and Cliff eventually moved to Old Lyme in 1993. As a young adult in West Hartford, Gladys worked as a machinist at the Wiremold Company in Elmwood to support the World War II effort, and served as the illustrator for their company newsletter, as well. While in Windsor, Gladys worked in Hartford at the Society for the Prevention of Blindness, was a homemaker and active in the First Church of Windsor. In Old Saybrook, she enjoyed working at The Tracy Insurance Agency. In later years, she was a member of the Ladies Benevolent Society at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. She had a special gift for art and was an excellent painter. She particularly liked decorative painting. Her other love was for singing, and she was fond of performing with the Sweet Adelines and the Lymes Village Voices. She adored her pets and was an avid gardener as well. She is survived by three children; her daughter, Lin, and her husband Peter Kardas and granddaughter, Mara Nelson-Kardas, of Olympia, Washington; her son, Gary, and wife, Cindy, of Pawleys Island, SC; her son, David, of Old Lyme and our family's very special friend, Grace Gasteyer with David of Old Lyme; and her sister, Muriel Baglin of PA. She also leaves her loving sister-in-law, Nathalie Fogg, of East Lyme formerly of Old Lyme; as well as seven nieces and nephews. Gladys was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Clifford Nelson; her brother Kenneth Fogg of Old Lyme, CT; and her brother, Clifford Fogg of Clearwater, FL. A graveside service will be held at the Duck River Cemetery, McCurdy Road in Old Lyme on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 2:00PM. A reception will follow the service at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut, 377 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320. To share a memory of Gladys, or send a condolence to her family, please visit Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, in Centerbrook.

Graveside Service
  • September 06, 2017
    2:00 PM
  • Duck River Cemetery
  • McCurdy Road
  • Old Lyme, CT
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