Mary Ann (Nilsson) Nelson, 69, of Abington, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Born in Weymouth, MA on August 25, 1943, she was a dear daughter of Margaret L. (Cook) Nilsson of Weymouth and the late August E. Nilsson.
She grew up in East Weymouth and was a 1960 graduate of Weymouth High School. Prior to retiring, Mary had been employed for over 20 years in the medical billing department at Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Rockland.
Mary loved working in her yard, knitting, trips to the beach and traveling. Her favorite times spent were those with family, especially her grandchildren and fishing and canoeing with her loving companion John. She had made her home in Abington for over 15 years and was formerly of Randolph.
In addition to her mother and companion John Hayward of Abington, she is survived by her devoted children Diane M, McMullin and her husband Ian of Mansfield, Robert E. Nelson, Jr. of Holbrook and Richard J. Nelson of Wareham. The dear sister of Dee Dalto and her husband Lenny of Weymouth, Peggy Rice of Plymouth, Rita Tenore and her husband Ray of Holbrook and the late Georgianna Earl, she is also survived by her adoring grandchildren, Robbie, Courtney, Ricky and John Nelson and Felicity and Baylee McMullin, her great grandson Keegan and several nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be celebrated on Saturday November 10th at 9:00 A.M. in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106) Mansfield. Burial will be private.
Visiting hours are omitted and those wishing, may remember Mary with a donation in her memory made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or online at www.bidmc.org.
Arrangements are by the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home of Mansfield. www.shermanjackson.com