Barbara T. Nielsen Passed away at home Thursday March 21st. Barbara was born March 12, 1935 the daughter of the late John and Margaret Ellen Hurst Tongate. She was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy in 1953, married her husband Robert H. Nielsen in 1956. Barbara retired from the Penn Yan School District was a member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, life member of the Eastern Star and member of the Women of the Moose. Barbara is survived by her son Mark (Mary) Nielsen, daughter Kerry ( Michael Lamphier) Bowman grandchildren Bradley and Scott Bowman and sister; Beatrice Ulawski as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert H. Nielsen, brothers John and William Tongate and nephew William Eugene Tongate. Services for Barbara will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County 1216 State Route 14A Penn Yan N.Y. 14527 Friends may sign the guest book at Weldonfuneralhome.com.