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Elizabeth L. Nilsen

November 29, 1926 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Obituary

Elizabeth L. Nilsen, 97, devoted wife of the late Leslie R. Slater, to whom she was married for 40 years, and the late Arthur M. Nilsen to whom she was married for almost 20 years, passed away on March 26, 2024.
 
Elizabeth, known as Lorraine for most of her life, was born on November 29, 1926 to the late Samuel and Mabel (Burke) Penney. She was a graduate of Putnam School in Springfield and worked for many years as a hair stylist. She also assisted her husband Leslie in his catering business and Slater’s Boat
Livery, on Five Mile Pond which he also owned.
 
Elizabeth was a member of Bethany Assembly of God Church, where she sang in the church choir.
 
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and gospel music.
 
Elizabeth was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Alisha C. Grant; a brother, Calvin Penney; her sisters, Anita Bennett, Shirley Opal and Ruth Murray.
 
She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Steve Burton, Linda and Timothy Gould; a brother, John Penny; six grandchildren, Dawn Tofte, Steven Burton, Laura Goodro, Debra Lopez, Jeffrey Gould and Timothy Gould; thirteen great-grandchildren, Zachary Tofte, Elizabeth Tofte, Nathaniel Tofte, Ashley Gould, Brennan Gould, Avelina Gould, Jared Gould, Kristy Grant, Olivia Slaughter, Ethan Slaughter, Joshua Burton, Raquel Burton, Charley Lopez; and extended family members. 
 
Funeral services will be at 12 Noon on Monday, April 8, 2024 with calling hours beginning at 11:00AM all in the Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 985 Main Street, Agawam. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam. 
 
In lieu of flower donations may be made to the Bethany Assembly of God Church, 580 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001. www.forastiere.com


Services

Visitation
Monday
April 8, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
985 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

Funeral Service
Monday
April 8, 2024

12:00 PM
Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
985 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

Cemetery

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1390 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

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