Elna Winward, resident of Nelsonville, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2018.
Born on February 27, 1937 in Yorktown Heights, to the late Douglas and Elna (Tompkins) Nutly, Elna lived a full life of 81 years.
As a mother and homemaker, Elna was extraordinarily devoted and gave her family her all. She was also a very adept worker whether it was on the assembly line or cleaning homes and doctors offices in her later years. In her more active years she loved to garden and canned, including her prize-winning zucchini relish. She was also a talented painter and loved to dance and listen to music, a passion she shared with her friends at the senior center.
Despite the too soon loss of her daughter Elna Mann and son Donald Mann, and surviving several significant medical issues, Elna was an amazingly strong woman and persevered with incredible grace.
Elna is survived by her devoted daughter Chris Winward and son-in-law Chris Keeley. As well as her cherished grandchildren Danel Pecora Wilson, David Mathias Pecora and Colin Keeley, and great grandson Brenden Pecora. Elna was blessed to also have a wonder step-son, Herb Winward, and many nieces and nephews whom she treasured.
Elna was predeceased by her husband Thomas Winward.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 5-7 PM at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Hillside Cemetery in Cortlandt Manor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Checks can be sent to: 14 Cedar St., Cold Spring, NY 10516