Angeline M. Nielsen

June 5, 1926March 25, 2019

Angeline M. Nielsen, 92, of Oneonta, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Chestnut Park Rehab and Nursing in Oneonta. She was born on June 5, 1926 in Oneonta, the daughter of Carmen and Mary Anna (Volpe) Joy. Angeline retired from the Oneonta City School District as an elementary school teacher. After retiring she sold real estate for the Benson Agency in Oneonta. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Rosary Society. Active in the Republican Party, she was named among the New York State Senate “Women of Distinction” in 2007. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Oneonta Country Club. Angeline is survived by her sons, Reginald T. Nielsen of Oneonta, and Thomas J. Nielsen of Vancouver, BC; a brother, Michael Joy of Oneonta; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Tony and Mel Joy; and 3 sisters, Mary Packer, Jane Rhody, and Sister Florence Joy. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are asked to be made to St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, NY 13820. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons. Online condolences to the family can be made at Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


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Elizabeth Cureton

April 12, 2019

Many of us former students have been sharing our memories of Mrs. Nielsen. Here's what I wrote - just want to let her family know how much she is remembered as an exemplary teacher who made a lasting impact on her students.
She was truly a woman of distinction. Here are a few of my memories from third grade: The impressionist artists- I still remember the distinguishing features she taught us. The monarch butterflies, crickets and praying mantises that we observed through their life cycle as they lived temporarily in jars in our classrooms. The hands on learning of anatomy including dissection of a cow's heart, respiratory system and eye, how to tell the difference between the tibia and the fibula (they both say they're bigger but the fibula fibs), remembering the flow of blood through the body. Listening to classical music while we practiced cursive, wrote in our journals, or engaged with the world (for our class, writing letters to president Reagan when he was shot and to the US hostages in Iran and writing "jingles" encouraging people to recycle aluminum and reading them later on the school intercom). And especially, hearing her frequently reminding our class "KCP!" (Kind, considerate and polite). Years later I wrote her a note to thank her, and later went to a butterfly sanctuary with her in Oneonta. And there she was, showing another young child the wonder of a butterfly. I will think of her when I see one. May she rest, or fly, peacefully and may her many lessons continue to live on in us.

Denise Eljoohi

April 11, 2019

Mrs Neilsen was my fifth grade teacher in the late seventies.
I recall many fond memories of her. She loved art, and I recall her sharing her love for art in class.