Angeline M. Nielsen


ONEONTA - Angeline M. Nielsen, 92, of Oneonta, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019, at Chestnut Park Rehab and Nursing in Oneonta.
She was born on June 5, 1926, in Oneonta, the daughter of Carmen and Mary Anna (Volpe) Joy.
Angeline retired from the Oneonta City School District as an elementary school teacher. After retiring she sold real estate for the Benson Agency in Oneonta.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Rosary Society. Active in the Republican Party, she was named among the New York State Senate "Women of Distinction" in 2007. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Oneonta Country Club.
Angeline is survived by her sons, Reginald T. Nielsen of Oneonta and Thomas J. Nielsen of Vancouver, British Columbia; a brother, Michael Joy of Oneonta; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Tony and Mel Joy; and three sisters, Mary Packer, Jane Rhody and Sister Florence Joy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are asked to be made to St. Mary's Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
Online condolences to the family may be made at
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on April 10, 2019
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7 posts

Christine (Pier) Andrews
Apr 12, 2019
One of the nicest, and better teachers in the Oneonta school system. My brother had her , and LOVED her. She will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories of growing up in Oneonta. Pretty sure he will be saying HI to her, he passed in 2009 from brain cancer. Most likely connected to his serving in DESERT STORM.
Marilyn O'Rourke
Apr 12, 2019
Angie taught my children and was not only a wonderful teacher but a very nice person. She will be missed. My condolences to her family
Karen Rowe
Apr 11, 2019
Angie was a treasure! We all loved her! She was a fantastic educator, a devote Catholic, and had the energy and perseverance of a much younger women. She will always be loved and missed!
Luanne clapp
Apr 11, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs Nielsen taught my kids at center street school. She was a wonderful woman and will truly be missed. My heart goes out to my dear friend Rannatta French who loved this woman, her aunt beyond words.
Mary Colone Hathaway
Apr 11, 2019
Angie was a wonderful lady who grew up in the lower deck of Oneonta. She got her degree in teaching and taught many area children after her retirement she went on to selling real estate. She was always a sharp dresser and neat as a pin. She is going to be missed by many who knew her and worked with her. Rest in peace Angie - you are now with others in your family.
Gina Colone
Apr 11, 2019
My condolences to you. Mrs Nielsen was a wonderful supportive teacher. I have only found memories of my time in her class. She will missed, but forever in our hearts.❤
LTC James Zagata ( Ret)
Apr 10, 2019
Mrs Nielsen was my 5th grade teacher and what both a beautiful person but also a great life impacting Professional! Sadly, people of her high quality / character are simply rare today. She made a lasting impact on my educational pursuit and my 23 year military service. Blessings to the family clearly she was an OUTSTANDING well rounded person!

Very Respectfully
LTC Jim Zagata