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Lyndsay V. Nalbandian

Posted By Wendy On February 10, 2020 @ 11:10 am In Obituaries | 24 Comments

Feb. 12, 1976 – Feb. 6, 2020

Woodstock – Lyndsay V. Nalbandian, 43, of Dukeland Drive in Woodstock, CT, passed unexpectedly at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by her family on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Born on Loring Air Force Base, Maine, she was the daughter of Richard and Julie (Winter) Long of Pomfret, CT. Lyndsay was married to Stephen Nalbandian, whom she met while they were both attending the University of Connecticut. They were married for more than 17 years, and they shared their life with their beautiful 6-year-old daughter, Grace.

Lyndsay was employed by the University of Connecticut as a program assistant at the Human Rights Institute. Lyndsay was also a member of Hope Church in East Hampton, CT. She enjoyed many activities, but above all, she loved being with her family. She found her greatest joy in being Grace’s mom and doting on her for six short but wonderful years, as well as taking care of her family.

Lyndsay is survived by her husband, Stephen, and daughter, Grace, of Woodstock; parents Richard and Julie (Winter) Long; and brother, Braden Long, and his wife, JC; plus many aunts, uncles, and cousins in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. 06260. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. at Hope Community Church, 25 Kennedy Dr. Putnam, CT. 06260. Burial will follow in Elmvale Cemetery, 450 Roseland Park Rd. Woodstock, CT. 06281.

Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA. 02241 in Lyndsay’s name. Friends have also set up a place for donations at https://www.gofundme.com/f/qah4zk-taken-too-soon. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.


Condolences for the family of “Lyndsay V. Nalbandian”

Condolence from Kamey Cavanaugh on February 10th, 2020 11:45 am

Steve and Grace,
My thoughts have been consumed with prayers for you both.. In the short time that I knew Lindsay, it was clear to me how much she loved you both. I will continue to keep you both close in my thoughts, heart and prayers.

Condolence from JC on February 10th, 2020 1:38 pm

Dear Sister Lyndsay,

I remember, when I saw you enjoyed eating the dumplings on the past Xmas day, you smiled like a little girl. I remember, when you stared at Grace with so much love and care in your eyes, you were happy and satisfied. I remember, when you were talking about Stephen, you always said, “well, that’s my husband, and we have been together for almost 20 years.” …

I always remember those moments being with you, although I am relatively new to the big family. I enjoy being with you so much and I want to invite you for dinner for every week, because I like your smile, positive attitude, good sense of humor, kindness and caring spirit.
Meanwhile, I know you are a tough, brave and strong lady. You spent all your life to fight for the life. What you have suffered is more than enough. I feel for you, and I really wish I could give you a big hug now.

Now you are gone, to another wonderland. I hope there is no pain, no stress, no any damn heart surgery. You can finally have a rest without worrying too much, peacefully and happily.

Dear Lyndsay, we will be strong and live well, for you. We will carry your spirit and keep fighting. We will try our best to be good son and daughter in law for mom and dad, good uncle and aunt for Grace, and a good family friend to Stephen.

Please be aware that: You are just ahead of us. You are not alone. Me, Braden, will come to see you eventually. We will have a reunion and eat your favorite dumplings together again! I will make sure Braden brings a Dyson vacuum to you.

I miss you. We miss you, so badly.

Condolence from Lesley Benton on February 10th, 2020 2:16 pm

Steve and Grace
May God wrap his arms around you both and the whole family and give you peace, we love you all and were so blessed to have had Lyndsay as our niece. Lifting you all up in prayer. Love always

Condolence from M. Kevin Fahey on February 10th, 2020 2:49 pm

My heart is truly broken. Lyndsay was such a great person; colleague, mentor, friend. She had a positive impact on countless UCONN students and will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Steve, Grace and Lyndsay’s parents.

Condolence from Laura Brelsford on February 10th, 2020 4:05 pm

I met Lyndsay in college. I will always remember her warm smile, gentle nature, and caring soul. Sending my deepest condolences to Steve, Grace, and her family.

Condolence from John Feudo on February 10th, 2020 4:34 pm

Heaven has gained another angel. Steve and Grace, my heart goes out to you on the loss of such a wonderful human being. Lyndsay brought a smile to work every day, and made others smile as well.

Condolence from kris tatem on February 10th, 2020 5:29 pm

we are very sad to hear of Lindsay’s passing. She was a good friend to our daughter in high school. Lindsay always exhibited a caring, loving attitude.

Condolence from Jane Anderson Vercelli on February 10th, 2020 7:09 pm

Dear Braden,
I am deeply sorry you have lost your sister. We expect to travel together in life with our siblings until we are a great deal older than your sister was. The bonds between brother and sister are as strong, if not stronger, than the bonds that join others because siblings grow up under the same umbrella, huddle together when life brings rain and laugh together when life brings sunshine. We must live life as those whom we have loved and lost would want us to live life. My condolences to you and your family…

Condolence from Katy Bousquet on February 10th, 2020 9:52 pm

To Lyndsay’s Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Lyndsay’s passing.. She was such a lovely young lady and always had a smile to greet me. I will keep you in my prayers.

Katy Bousquet

Condolence from Lizzie Cawdell on February 11th, 2020 10:20 am

May you rest in peace, Lyndsay.
My thoughts are with you all. I’m sorry I can’t make the funeral, but will be sending you much love tomorrow.

Condolence from Christine Dalba on February 11th, 2020 12:01 pm

My friend Lyndsay- I am so sad losing you. To soon….I was just getting a new friend. Looking forward to more laughs and sharing of life outside the hospital. You became a wonderful- beautiful friend that I was looking forward to having coffee with and taking my mom up to visit this Spring you , Grace and Stephen. I want to thank you and say how blessed I am for the short time we had and how much of an impact of friendship and love you gave me. You will forever be in my heart. You gave me a piece of you everyday till the day you became an Angel through your husband- You told him to keep me posted and he did – he let me know what was going every moment- good and bad which let me know we were together till the end. I thank you Stephen. I love you Lyndsay and thank you for being in my life and being my friend- Rest In Peace . Mr and Mrs Winter thank you for Lyndsay- such a wonderful soul in this world- wonderful mom and Wife.
Stephen and Grace- thank you for a wonderful mom – and Wife you both so blessed – May Peace be with you- Christine Dalba ( MGH)

Condolence from Maria Sangiolo on February 11th, 2020 12:04 pm

Dear Braden and Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Your sister is your angel now and always.

Condolence from Kim Lachut on February 11th, 2020 2:04 pm

Lyndsay’s positive attitude and beautiful smile always lit up a room. The world is a little darker without her in it. My love and condolences to Steve and Grace. May Grace know how many lives her mom touched and how much she will be missed

Condolence from Stephanie Tatem Eckelman on February 11th, 2020 3:33 pm

Dear Lyndsay’s family,
Thank you for sharing her with me. Just hearing her name made me smile. We spent hours and hours on the phone talking about nothing and laughing about nothing and loving life. High school was made wonderful with her by my side, and I was so thrilled to watch her and Steve’s journey to be blessed by little Grace. My heart hurts that she is gone, but I am thankful she is now healthier and whole. I agree with JC, someday I will get to laugh again with her and that indeed will make for a wonderful reunion. My condolences to you all.

Condolence from Richard and Julie Long on February 11th, 2020 7:54 pm

To Our dear, beautiful special little girl: we cannot begin to express our intense and deep heartfelt sadness at your passing. It seemed you were so strong throughout your life even with all the adversity you faced right from the beginning of your life here on earth. We will never ever be able to get through a day without thinking of you and feeling the immense pride we felt for all your accomplishments, but at the same time feeling the intense sadness we feel now and will continue to feel whenever we see or hear anything that rekindles a thought. To never see your beautiful, always smiling face, and hear you talking to us anymore just seems a horrible way to proceed into the future ahead of us without our sweet first-born. Lyndsay we will always love you so much. We can only hope that you now ard finally without any pain or hardship. You were always so sociable and social, never failing to be best friends with each of your acquaintances. We never did hear you say you didn’t like someone or talk badly about someone. We are really sure that when you meet our Lord it won’t be long before you also make him another of your “BFFs” which seemed to be everyone you ever met. We love you so much and miss you terribly. Mom and Dad

Condolence from Terri Bouten on February 11th, 2020 8:50 pm

Mr. Nalbandian and Grace,
My family and I are so very sorry for your loss. My family and I are keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Elena Zajac on February 12th, 2020 7:50 am

Oh Lyndsaroo, I can’t believe today we say goodbye. I’d much rather wish you a Happy Birthday. You were my person, that friend that it didn’t matter if we saw each other everyday or every other year…. we just picked up where we left off. You will be deeply missed but your loved ones, Steve and Grace have the village you so carefully created for them. I promise to make sure your memory lives on and Steve and Grace will be forever part of our family. There just are not words to express our condolences. Zach loved his Godmother and so did we all. Steve and Grace, please know we are here for you both, always. Peace, Love and Light in this time of pain and sorrow. Elena, Rob, Zach and Ty Zajac

Condolence from Wendy Baker on February 12th, 2020 7:58 am

Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bear. May it be comforting to you to know that others care!
Extending my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time. My prayers and blessings are with you.
I met Lyndsay at UConn and she was the most wonderful and caring individual I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know.

Condolence from Sheila and Tony Pengelly on February 12th, 2020 8:38 am

We remember a time at Grandma and Grandpa Winter´s home at Holland -on-Sea, England when all of the cousins were playing in the garden, full of happiness, fun and laughter. Also at family gatherings at the home of Elaine and David, in Lexden, Colchester the air was filled with friendship and loving.
We are sorry we cannot be with you all today, but will surround you with our love and prayers.
Sheila, Tony, Jonathan and Anni

Condolence from Kristin Eshelman on February 12th, 2020 11:47 am

Lyndsay had a wonderful, easy going personality and it was a pleasure to encounter her in the hallway of our office. She would always take time to chat, catch up and offer a smile. I am heart broken and offer my sympathy to you and your family. It is my hope that our memory of Lyndsay will support you and yours and offer you peace. She is with us.

Condolence from Kelsey Carpenter on February 14th, 2020 7:43 am

Steve and Grace,
I am shocked and saddened by this news. Lyndsay was a wonderful person and I always loved talking with you all when I would run into you. May she Rest In Peace knowing that your family has an extensive support system during this difficult time. She will always be with you.

Condolence from Michael & Dianne Winter on February 22nd, 2020 6:25 am

Lyndsay’s Family

Lyndsay was a baby expected with such joy, and when she arrived she was “Special” from the start. Born with a heart condition, she was very delicate in every way. She was easy to love and very gentle in her nature.

Lyndsay was sensitive in every way, and when her grandad Grampy Winter passed, she knew before any other messages were received.

Lyndsay’s life was dedicated to Steve and Grace, Julie, Richard, Braden and JC.

We feel so very deeply for you all.

Love, Dianne and Michael Winter.

Condolence from Mary Wetherall on February 24th, 2020 6:44 am

For Lyndsay,
You will always be in my heart, from the beautiful bouncing baby, then the excited little girl riding in a black cab to the lovely young woman and mother that you grew into. You touched many people by your kindness, bravery and zest for life. it was a privilege to have a tiny part in your life.
I hope that the memory of all the good and happy times will sustain your dear family.

Condolence from Jim and Cindy Hobbs on February 29th, 2020 10:30 am

How sad we were to hear of Lindsay’s passing. We are former neighbors of the Longs when they lived on the Cape.
We pray that the Lord will comfort you greatly as you draw near to Him. Seek him with all your heart.
Thinking of you at this difficult time and wishing you peace and comfort. So sorry for your loss.
Love and prayers,
Jim and Cindy

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