(Beverly) Elaine Daulong, nee Nelson, born in Stonewall, LA, July 10,1920 to Lane B and Juliafay Deshields Nelson, was called to our Lord’s Bountiful Kingdom Aug.8, 2015. The youngest of five, she is now reunited with her sisters, Juliafay, Helen, Lilliemay and Thomrny as well as her late husband, Frank. She leaves behind, two sons and their spouses, Mr. and Mrs.Francis R. Daulong of Arlington .Virginia and Commander and Mrs.K.Nelson Daulong of Bridgewater CT as well as her four adoring Grandchildren, Simona.Christian,Maureen and Collin, and four Great Grandchildren, Sophia.Adly, Nicolo, Claudio. She is also survived by her long time personal assistant, Liz Corson of New Miiford CT Graduating Summa Cum Laude from High School Elaine then attended Louisiana Polytechnical Institute, where she met her life long love, Francis J. Daulong. While pursuing a Liberal Arts Curriculum, Elaine joined the Kappa Delta Sorority, where she remained an active member in the National Association well into her 80’s, assisting in fund raising charities as well as mentoring new Pledges.
Elaine and Franks’ courtship took an extended hiatus when he was called to Service, during WWII. Deploying to the ETO (European Theater of Operations), upon his return, in 1947, he and Elaine married. Relocating to New York, in order for him to pursue a career as a professional musician. He and Elaine first lived in Manhattan, then Brooklyn
and finally Floral Park, an environment better suited for raising a family. During this time Elaine was involved in varying and numerous endeavors, entrepreneurship, creating stylish women’s accessories, a position at the 1964 Worlds Fair, where years later she would be featured in a two hour PBS Anniversary Documentary. Travel became
her passion, during the course of several years she authored a weekly column in the local newspaper, bringing into focus places for adventure or relaxation. Having traveled to several continents and recognized for her unique prospective on the worlds diverse communities, she was offered a position as Senior Coordinator of Travel for one of
the most respected International Engineering and Architectural firms in the world.
Following her retirement and the passing of her beloved Frank, Elaine resettled to Connecticut where she took an active and direct role in the development and education of two of her grandchildren. Membership in the Bethel United Methodist Church, became an essential component in this period of her life, again giving her time and efforts until due
to an infirmity she was no longer physically capable of contributing. Her last years were spent surrounded by a supportive, loving family and members of the community. Under the wonderful, caring staff at both Danbury Health Care and Bethel Health Care, she was comforted and cared for and spiritually supported by all of those who’s prayers
and displays of love carried her through the latter part of her life. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11 AM at the United Methodist Church, Bethel, CT. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 11, from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.
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