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Lynda S. Nield
CUMBERLAND - Lynda Susan Nield, 50, formerly of Cumberland, RI; Tempe, Arizona; and Shoreline, Washington, passed away accidentally on June 6, 2014, while swimming in Costa Rica. She was the beloved daughter of Eunice I. Nield of Lincoln and Joseph G. Nield, Jr. and Allie Nield of No. Smithfield. She is also survived by her brother Joseph F. Nield and his wife Karen of Cumberland; her sisters Karen Nield Kinch and her husband Michael of Cumberland; Lori Nield Riel and her husband Denis of Pascoag; and her step-sisters Marilou Lowery and her husband Robert, and Traci Anne Egermayer and her husband Robert of New Jersey. She also leaves her nephews Tyler Kinch, Michael Kinch, Joseph Nield, Jr., James Riel, Craig Riel, and Garrett Riel. She was the granddaughter of the late Gertrude and Francis L. Corrigan and Lillian and Joseph G. Nield. She was a graduate of Cumberland High School and attended Arizona State University and Mesa Junior College in Arizona.
Lynda loved children and was called to heaven after fulfilling her life-long dream volunteering for the last six months at an orphanage in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. She was scheduled to return to her loving family in Rhode Island on Monday, June 9.
A celebration of Lynda's life and spirit will be held on Wednesday, June 25 at Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, Lincoln, RI. Though all are encourage to attend the Memorial Service which will start promptly at 6:00 pm., the family will receive friends from 4:00 - 6:00 pm for those that cannot attend the service. Immediately following the Memorial Service, there will be a reception where the family will further celebrate Lynda's life in a manner in which we know she would enthusiastically approve.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lynda's Little Angels, a fund which has been established in Lynda's name to support children in need. If you wish to make a donation, please make checks payable to Lynda's Little Angels, c/o Blackstone River Federal Credit Union, 90 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895.