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Eleanor M. Nightingale

November 25, 1926 — February 24, 2015

Eleanor M. Nightingale

Eleanor M. (Knopf) Nightingale, 88, of Southington and formerly of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at HCC at Bradley Memorial. She had been the loving wife of the late Walter Nightingale for over 30 years.

Eleanor was born November 25, 1926 in Terryville to the late Ferdinand and Helen (Zilke) Knopf.

Mrs. Nightingale worked as the meal-site coordinator at the Bristol Senior Center for over 15 years, retiring in 2005. She loved her cats, traveling, gardening, and spent much of her time volunteering.

She is survived by three children: daughter Louise Beaupre of Caribou, ME; Nancy Simpson and her husband George of Pittsfield, VT and Walter Nightingale of Southington; 3 grandchildren: Jason Beaupre, Jill Beyeler, and Matthew Simpson; 2 great-grandchildren, her sister, Adeline Denning of Simsbury and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Paul Nightingale, two brothers, Edward and Reinhardt Knopf and her sister Marion Freitag.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor's memory may be made to CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington. Calling hours will be held before the service from 10 - 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com

FUNERAL SERVICES

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor's memory may be made to CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington. Calling hours will be held before the service from 10 - 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

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