, Salem, MA

February 25, 2013

Nina M. McElhinney, 84

Danvers — Mrs. Nina (Gill) McElhinney, 84, of Danvers, beloved wife of the late John F. “Jack” McElhinney, died Friday, February 22, 2013, at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Danvers, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Stella (Rubin) Gill.

A lifelong resident of the Town of Danvers, she received her education in the schools of Danvers. In her high school year book it said she was known for her affectionate smile. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Annunciation Church of Danvers.

A floral enthusiast, she enjoyed growing and receiving flowers of every species. With a very friendly and outgoing personality, she was a member of the Polish/Russian Lithuanian Club in Danvers. A kind and giving person, she volunteered many hours of her time to Child Care Development. She was employed for 14 years at Morton/ Ventron and Alfa Corporation in Danvers. After retiring there she was employed part time as a receptionist for Romar Technologies for 5 years in Danvers. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister and will be deeply missed. The family would like to acknowledge the love and care by her son John and Randy Adam that enabled her to stay in her own loving home.

Nina is survived by her son John F. McElhinney Jr., of Danvers, her two devoted daughters Deirdre McElhinney and her companion Randy Adam, Erin Conner and her companion Robert Guess, all of Danvers, her grandson Brendan Conner, a sister Dahria Dylingowski, of Danvers and her sister-in-law Shirley Gill of Danvers, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Vitaly Gill.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers, Tuesday at 9:15 A.M. followed by her funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Danvers, at 10:00 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours (Today) Monday from 4 to 7 P.M. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit