Nelson, Elisa

Elisa M. Nelson, 81, of Deerfield Beach, FL, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 15th; born in New Britain, February 28th, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Armando and Filomena (Moffa) DeVito. Elisa was employed by the University of Connecticut Health Center and following retirement spent many happy years in Florida. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Lilianna Chmura for the wonderful care given to Elisa. She is survived by her son, Gary Nelson of Burlington, her son Robert Nelson and Sandra Burns of Burlington, her daughter Laurie Cyr and son-in-law Conrad of Berlin, her daughter Sandra Nelson of New Britain, her brother Enrico DeVito, her dear friend Bill Smith of Spring Hill, FL, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and Mario DeVito and her sister Diana Lowrey. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Sunday (Sept. 25) from 12:00-3:00pm at Cugino’s Restaurant, 1053 Farmington Ave., Farmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

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