Nellie Mitchell
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Nellie Mitchell
  • August 26, 1916 - August 4, 2017
  • Concord, New Hampshire

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Nellie R. Mitchell, 100, passed away Friday August 04, 2017 after a brief illness surrounded by family and her favorite nurse, Elizabeth. Nellie was born August 26, 1916 to William Runnells and Grace (Saturley) Runnells, in Chichester, New Hampshire. She lived in Chichester for half her life until she moved to Concord in 1964. Nellie was married to James Mitchell August 26, 1945. The couple welcomed two children into their home, daughter Mary Jo (Mitchell) Dane and James Mitchell Jr. They shared a loving marriage until his death on October 16, 1988. Her children remember her as a person who cherished life and encouraged them to pursue their goals. She started a long-term career with the State of New Hampshire of Employment Security and DRED until her retirement in 1980.

Nellie belonged to the Chichester Methodist Church and Chichester Grange since 1932. At the Chichester Methodist Church, her mother Grace Runnells, Sister Mary Quimby, and Aunt Laura Wilcox, were instrumental in the first Baked Bean suppers and continued to contribute for many years. She also belonged to The Gunstock Travelers Camping Club and the Concord Coach Square Dance Club. Nellie loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and The New England Patriots, if there was a game on you could always find her watching it. She also never hesitated to attended soccer, baseball, basketball, field hockey, and football games that her grand and great grandchildren participated in. Nellie was a great cook. She had a big heart and loved making her special chocolate cream pie to donate to the Thanksgiving Dinner put on by the Windmill Restaurant. Her muffins and goodies were also loved by her neighborhood and office staff at her residence, Alton Woods. Nellie's greatest love was her family and friends. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her favorite place to visit was Drakes Island Maine.

Nellie is preceded in death by her husband, James Mitchell and her sister, Mary Quimby.

Nellie is survived by her children, Mary Jo Dane and husband Paul Dane of Indialantic, Florida and James Mitchell Jr. and wife Mary of Liberty, South Carolina; nieces, Nellie (Judy) Sinclair of Epsom and Barbara Sargent of Antrim; grandchildren, Debbi Jenkinson and husband Dennis of Franklin, Richard Sargent Jr. and wife Melissa of Chichester, Donna Jo Cummings and husband Brian of Chichester, Jennifer Perkins and husband Dana of Bow, and Jamie Pratt of Gilford; Great Grandchildren, Sami and Kati Cummings, Ben, Brad, and Brent Sargent, Jon Macneil, Amanda Paz, Mitchell Pratt, and Brady Perkins; great-grandchildren, Clara Puffer, Timothy and Jonathan McNeil, Devin Paz, and Parker Sargent

The funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9, 2017 starting at 11a.m. located at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main Street Concord, NH. Following the Service there will be a funeral procession to the Leavitt Cemetery located in Chichester. The family has sent an invitation to anybody who owns Boston Red Sox or New England Patriots apparel, hat or shirts, to please feel free to wear them, in remembrance of Nellie and her love for these two teams.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested, in Nellie's memory, to donate to Concord Regional VNA Hospice House for the hospice program, 240 Pleasant St. Concord, NH 03301.