LANCASTER -- Nancy A. (Nicholas) McElheney, 56, died on Wednesday, Jan. 7, following a 34-year battle with severe rheumatoid arthritis.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Charles K. McElheney; her devoted son, Kyle C. McElheney of Waltham; her siblings, Bertram A. Nicholas Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Spencer, Betty J. Nicholas and Mary Lou LaShomb, both of Clinton; nieces and nephews, Katrina Nicholas and Bertram A. Nicholas III, both of Plainville, Margaret Nicholas of Mansfield, Levi LaShomb of Norwood, N.Y., and Lucas LaShomb of Clinton; nine great-nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Mrs. McElheney was born in Clinton to the late Bertram and Myrtle (Bufton) Nicholas. She attended local schools and graduated from the Clinton High School, Class of 1976. She continued studies at Quinsigamond Community College and worked for the Digital Equipment Corp. and later ITT Suprenant prior to her illness.
She was a member of St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish and the Daughters of Isabella. She served as past commissioner of disability for the Town of Clinton and was a longtime member and advocate. She enjoyed sunshine, the beach and vacations on Cape Cod. She loved her pets, Macy and Moo Moo, and time spent with her family and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 12, from the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, Clinton, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Clinton. Burial will later be held privately in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Contributions may be made in memory of Nancy A. McElheney to St. John's Church-Restoration Fund, c/o 149 Chestnut St., Clinton, MA 01510. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com.