Linda (Nelson) Sheldon

July 30, 2016

Linda (Nelson) Sheldon

LINDA (NELSON) SHELDON in Woburn, July 30th, fifty six years of age. Beloved mother of Daniel L. Sheldon of Woburn. Daughter of the late Lloyd J. and Constance T. Nelson. Loving sister of Sandy Tague of Woburn, David Nelson, his girlfriend Judith Saslo of FL, Edward Nelson of Tewksbury and Rick Nelson, his wife Roni Lynn of Woburn. Precious aunt of Tara Butas, Zackary and Luke Nelson, Paul and Michelle Tague. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Linda’s Funeral Mass which will be held in St. Mary’s Church, 158 Washington Street, Winchester on Friday, August 5th at 11 a.m. At the families request there are no calling hours.

OBITUARY:

Linda (Nelson) Sheldon passed away at her home Saturday, July 30th surrounded by her lovingly devoted family. The daughter of the late Lloyd and Constance T. (Leonard) Nelson, she was fifty six years old.

Born in Everett, she moved to Woburn at an early age where she was raised and educated. Linda was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the Class of 1977. Following high school she pursued her life long dream of becoming nurse. Linda attended and graduated from Emmanuel College, with her degree in Nursing. After completing her Registered Nurse board exams Linda began her career at Winchester Hospital which spanned over thirty three years. Linda’s area of expertise was in the Mother Baby Unit. It was there that she and her colleagues provided all the needed extra care, attention and hugs needed to survive. This truly was Linda’s calling which she nurtured and shared with all the little ones that came into her care.

Linda was also blessed with a son, to whom she has been extremely devoted. Participating in all of the academic and sporting events, she was kept pretty busy over the years. Linda was always very proud of Dan and all of his accomplishments particularly his present pursuit of a college education, which will provide him the tools to follow his dreams.

Family was always first and foremost. Linda had always remained close to her siblings over the years and when they began their families, they too became a part of everything they did together! Holidays, birthdays, academic and sporting ventures, vacations, you name it, they were together through it all.

Sadly, Linda was predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Connie Nelson.

She is lovingly survived by her beloved son Daniel, her siblings Sandy Tague of Woburn, David Nelson, his girlfriend Judith Saslo of FL, Edward Nelson of Tewksbury and Rick Nelson , his wife Roni Lynn of Woburn. Precious aunt of Tara Butas, Zackary and Luke Nelson, Paul and Michelle Tague. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Linda’s Funeral Mass which will be held in St. Mary’s Church, 158 Washington Street, Winchester on Friday, August 5th at 11 a.m. At the families request there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Linda’s memory to the Mother Baby Unit at Winchester Hospital, c/o Winchester Hospital Foundation, 611 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890.

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  1. I was so sorry to hear about our sweet cousin Linda’s passing. We have wonderful times together as children. Rip dear cousin. Cindy Jordan and siblings

  2. My sympathies to Daniel and Linda’s family. She was a unique and special person. She was a pleasure to work with and have working beside you. The patients were blessed to have Linda as their nurse.
    As others have said, Daniel you were her world. She spoke of you often and with love and devotion. I hope your memories help you through this very difficult time.
    Sheryl Smith

  3. Daniel and family, Linda was one of the kindest and most generous woman I had the pleasure of knowing. She was always there to help anyone in need. During her career as a nurse at Winchester Hospital Linda assisted many new parents learning and adjusting to their new role. Daniel you were her bright shining star. We are all blessed to have know such a wonderful woman. May you remember her warmth and love during this sad time. May God bless you all.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Celebrate Linda’s life now and always, share funny stories and keep her memory always in a happy place. Linda was such a friendly, kind woman who was very proud of her son and little Charlie. Our deepest condolences.

    The Dell’Anno Family –

  5. Linda was an amazing co-worker and a wonderful friend. She gave so much of herself whenever anyone needed her. God bless her and give strength to you “love of her life..her son Daniel”, and her siblings who rallied around her. I will miss Linda . Sorry for your loss.
    MaryJane O’Donnell

  6. Linda will be greatly missed as a friend and colleage. My condolences and prayers go out her family.

  7. Daniel, your mom was the most extraordinary woman I knew. Her main focus in life was to raise you as the fine young man that you are and secure a college education for you. You were her world. Beside being your mom, she was a caring and wonderful nurse who helped transition many couples into families with their newborns. She was a fellow nurse who was a leader and friend. She started many new nurses on their journey as RNs. You were blessed to have her as your mom and we were blessed to have her as a co-worker and friend. Carry her legacy forward. Prayers for your future, Dan.
    Carolyn Chamberlain

  8. To Dave, Eddie, Sandy & Ricky – I am so very sorry to learn of Linda’s passing. She was such a good friend to me when my cousin Cheryl passed away all those years ago. She was a great manager and co worker from my days at Russell Farms too. She was be missed by all that knew her. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Tricia Maguire Keenan

  9. Your loss is our loss. Linda was a great nurse and friend who will be missed by many.
    Daniel and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She loved being a nurse, but most of all she loved being the mom to Daniel. You have my deepest sympathy.
    Mary Burns

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