Celebration of life planned June 29th for Lynda Nield

Friends of Lynda Nield, who you might have known from her time working in West Seattle, are getting the word out about her celebration of life coming up in North Seattle June 29th, after her sudden, early death two weeks ago:

Lynda Susan Nield, 50, formerly of Cumberland, RI; Tempe, Arizona; and Shoreline, Washington, passed away accidentally on June 6, 2014, while swimming in Costa Rica.

She was the beloved daughter of Eunice I. Nield of Lincoln and Joseph G. Nield, Jr. and Allie Nield of No. Smithfield. She is also survived by her brother Joseph F. Nield and his wife Karen of Cumberland; her sisters Karen Nield Kinch and her husband Michael of Cumberland; Lori Nield Riel and her husband Denis of Pascoag; and her step-sisters Marilou Lowery and her husband Robert, and Traci Anne Egermayer and her husband Robert of New Jersey.

She also leaves her nephews Tyler Kinch, Michael Kinch, Joseph Nield, Jr., James Riel, Craig Riel, and Garrett Riel. She was the granddaughter of the late Gertrude and Francis L. Corrigan and Lillian and Joseph G. Nield. She was a graduate of Cumberland High School and attended Arizona State University and Mesa Junior College in Arizona.

Lynda loved children and was called to heaven after fulfilling her lifelong dream volunteering for the last six months at an orphanage in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. She was scheduled to return to her loving family in Rhode Island on Monday, June 9.

A celebration of Lynda’s life and spirit will be held on Sunday, June 29 at The Caroline Tavern, 13702 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. This Memorial Service will be an opportunity to share your favorite memories of Lynda, and be in the company of friends … to say farewell to an amazing soul. The Celebration will be a Potluck – bring something if you can, or just come and reminisce with friends & celebrate Lynda’s life in a manner in which we know she would enthusiastically approve.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lynda’s Little Angels, a fund established in Lynda’s name to support children in need. If you wish to make a donation, please make checks payable to Lynda’s Little Angels, c/o of Blackstone River Federal Credit Union, 90 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895.

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