Florence B. Neish
November 26, 1932 – November 3, 2020
Florence B. Neish passed away on November 3, 2020 in Newington, CT at the age of 87. She was the daughter of the late Pastor Richard A. Beck and Ethel Lengel. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Donald Neish, Jr. She was the beloved mother of four children, Andrew Neish of Atlanta, GA, David Neish of Glastonbury CT, Cindy Bechard of Acton, MA and Laura Neish Martinez of Jersey City, NJ. Florence had eight much loved, grandchildren: Annie Bechard, Juliette Bechard, Gerry Bechard, Daniel Neish, Randall Neish, Emma Neish, Rebecca Neish and Marco Martinez. Florence graduated from Palmerton High School in Palmerton, PA. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education. She became a teacher in Norristown, PA and found great satisfaction and success in the profession she loved. Following her marriage to Dr. Donald D. Neish, Jr. she raised her four children in Columbia, Maryland and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She settled into her busy life of service to her community, the Lutheran Church and worked joyfully in several antique enterprises. Upon her retirement she relocated to Atlanta, GA and finally to Glastonbury, CT to be closer to her children. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Glastonbury Funeral Home, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. There is no memorial service planned at this time. For online expressions of sympathy and condolences to the family, please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com
Florence B. Neish
November 6, 2020
Our sympathies to all in the Neish family for the loss of dear Flo. She was a great lady, with warmth and spirit and a sparkling smile. Our family was lucky to spend time with Flo and Don over holidays and other visits to the Atlanta Neish clan. Their passion for music, knowledge and antiques inspired our family. Flo was generous in sharing her love and knowledge for antique treasures. A very special memory is helping Flo, her daughter Laura, son Andy, daughter-in-law Ariane, and granddaughters Emma and Rebecca, present and model a collection of vintage aprons.
We are sad to lose her kind and gentle strength.
Colleen & Bob Taylor
November 5, 2020
One of my early memories of Florence and Don was when I was the acolyte at their wedding. What I remember most was how scared I was, and, the lovely gift they gave me for serving.
Please accept our sincere sympathy at her passing.
Bob and Vernie Noecker