Peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest (Ernie) Miatello (2001) and loving mother of Janice Spencer (Steve) of Oakville, Ernie (Helen) of London, Cindy of St. Catharines and Monica of London. Loving grandmother of Ryan Spencer (Janice), Jennifer Spencer (Greg), Ashleigh Miatello-Skrubbeltrang (Glenn), Taylor Miatello (Kayla), Amanda Miatello and Dr. Amber Miatello (Peter).Great grandmother of Cecila, Celeste and Henrik Skrubbeltrang, Peyton Spencer and Lennon Miatello. She is also survived by sister-in-law Marian Grimes and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Giuseppe and Maria Concessi, her brothers Louis "Jiggs", Attilio "Tedo", Umberto "Umbo" (Mary) and sisters Anne Mancon (Gelindo) and Margaret Martine (Carlo), in-laws Giuseppe and Antonia Miatello, sister-in-law Jean Amadio and brother-in-law Bruno Miatello.
Family meant everything to mom and she always put us first. She was always there for us be it sporting events, school events, when babies arrived and to help in any way. She loved to cook for us and often measured our visits in the number of meals versus time, always wanting to serve us our favourites. She loved to laugh. Even when upset with us, she didn't seem angry but moreover appealed to us to simply be better and consider the other person's point of view. She taught us to be the best versions of ourselves that we could be by being a compassionate and caring role model. We know we will be better people in trying to live up to the example she has set. Mom's love of sports stemmed from an early age when she and her sister would attend their older brothers' sporting events. She always enjoyed watching the Blue Jays whether on television or going to the occasional game and she was hooked on the Raptors after attending a game with one of her children many years ago. She was so happy to see them win the NBA Championship. Once her children were older and she had the time, she decided to take up golf and she and dad enjoyed playing with family and friends. As a longtime member of the Port Colborne Bocce Club mom always enjoyed playing the game and the camaraderie.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the PSW's of Bayshore and Paramed and the nurses, Mychalina and Trevor for all their care and support over the past two weeks.
Arrangements entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be a private family Funeral Service in the Armstrong Chapel and interment will follow at Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery. To view the service a link will be made available on Friday February 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Please go to YouTube and type into the search bar - Armstrong Funeral Home & Chapel Port Colborne Nellie Miatello Funeral Service - where you will be able to view the service. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Online photos, memories, condolences and donations may be shared at www.armstrongfuneralhome.ca