Mary T. (Nestor) Nelson
Mary T. (Nestor) Nelson, 83, of Skytop Road, Ipswich and wife of the late
James A. Nelson, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Lahey Medical Center,
Burlington following her brief illness.
Born in Galway, Ireland on October 19, 1935 she
was one of the nine children of the late Patrick and Margaret (Flaherty)
was raised in Galway where she graduated from public schools. At the age
of eighteen years she immigrated to New York relocating to Boston. As a
young woman she was employed in the catalog division of Sears Roebuck Co.
in Boston. Married in 1969 in Dorchester the Nelsons
their home in Peabody where they raised their family.
1988 they made their home in Ipswich.
Mary was an avid reader of fiction. She enjoyed
tennis, her hours at Crane Beach, home gardening and entertaining her
family and friends. She was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Hope
Mary is survived by her son, Lee B. Nelson of
Niantic, CT; two daughters, Lynn P. Rynkowski of Woburn, Patricia A.
Griffin and her husband Eric of CA; three grandchildren, Kevin Rynkowski
of FL, Julie Rynkowski of Woburn, Brianna Griffin of CA; four great,
grandchildren, Hayden and Avery Rynkowski both of FL and Dexter and
Beverly Hood both of Woburn. She is also survived by a brother, John
Connor of Ireland; five sisters, Ann Donovan of Peabody, Kathleen Darcy of
Ireland, Ita Danehy of Peabody, Eileen Gildea and Noreen Mee both of
Ireland; many nieces including Eileen Donovan of N. Andover and Laura
Lachapelle of Fremont, NH; nephews, and dear friends. She was the sister
of the late Bernadette Connor formerly of Ireland and the late Patrick
Nestor formerly of England.
Her funeral will be held 9 am Thursday, April 18
from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by
a 10 am service in Our Lady of Hope, Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich.
Family and friends are cordially welcomed. Visiting hours will be 3 to 7
pm Wednesday. Interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Friends of the
Library, 25 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.
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