Evelyn E. Nelson

Died: 2019-12-07
Resided in: Lynnfield, Danvers & Plymouth
Viewing type: Celebration of Life
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2019-12-13 ::: 11am-12noon
Service type: :::: Memorial : 12 noon
Service date: 2019-12-13 Following Visitation
Service location: Mackey FH
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Contributions: In Lieu of Flowers: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114

Evelyn E. Nelson passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on December 7, 2019.

Evelyn was born on August 8, 1923 in Rockport, MA, the daughter of George Moors and Frances (Zeller) Moors. A 1941 graduate of Rockport High School, she took classes part-time at Boston University and worked at GE in Lynn, MA soldering military aviation equipment to meet wartime demand. It was there that she met her husband of 51 years, Joseph F. Nelson. They married and primarily lived in Lynnfield, MA raising their four children. Evelyn was active at Our Lady of Assumption and St. Maria Goretti parishes, was a member of the German American club and the Cy Tenney club, worked for many years in retail, and was a consummate reader. She also was an accomplished researcher in family history and genealogy, loved to travel, had a keen eye for quality art and a good ear for great music, and especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, most notably spoiling them with her unforgettable homemade chocolate chip cookies, her vast toy and game collection, and endless hours of play entailing tea parties, dress up, and home piano recitals. As her children married and had their own children, Evelyn always showed tremendous interest in all their activities, travels, and adventures, lending a constant supply of encouragement toward both faith and optimism. She had a long life full of adventure and gratitude. Evelyn was loved by all and is fondly remembered for her listening ear, her sharp mind, her gentle and caring spirit, and her bright and beautiful smile.

Evelyn is survived by her beloved children Janet Nelson, Carol (Blair) Allison, Linda (Robert) Goreham, and Lydia A. Nelson. Evelyn was the cherished grandmother of Lydia Nelson and James Martin, Joseph A. Nelson, Jennifer Allison, Elizabeth and Elvin Peprah, Thomas Allison and Julia Saintz, Christy and Garrett Cichowitz, Heidi Allison, and Heather Goreham. She was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph and her beloved son Paul J. Nelson. Evelyn will be greatly missed by her friends, a large extended family of cousins, her loving nieces and nephews from the U.S. and Canada, and all her wonderful caregivers and volunteers of Sunrise of Plymouth Beach.


Dear Family of Evelyn: Although I only got to know Evelyn in about 2000, I developed a great respect for her sincerity and sense of humour. She was a very important branch of the Zeller Tree and I will cherish those memories for all time. Enjoyed her visits here to Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, so much! May she Rest In Peace! Kay Wentzell
Dear Carol and Family, Knowing you are your Family since the late 1970s I always enjoyed hearing the events of the Nelson Family lead by Joe and Evelyn. Having parents of the Greatest Generation was a privilege. Thanks for sharing about your mom, Evelyn. May these wonderful memories comfort you in this time of loss. Sincerest Sympathies, Charlene Dirubbo Frishman
My deepest condolences to Evelyn's family and friends. I will miss her smile and her optimism. She holds a special place in my heart and her absence will be felt for a long time. I'm so sorry for your loss. Leah,her friend at Sunrise.
My condolences on the great loss to the Nelson family. I will miss the emails Aunt Evelyn and I exchanged as well as all the pictures we shared and her wonderful memories of growing up with my mother in Rockport. I am grieving with you at this time - she will be missed. Sending love - Verna
I will miss Evelyn. Our entire family will. Evelyn spent most holidays with us, we visited on her birthdays and did lunch together when the urge hit us. She was my sister Lydia’s mother in law. Our family just lost her son Paul , and now Ev. It is so sad but we all have great memories . She will be greatly missed . We have lost so many in the family the last few years , but our hearts will forever hold them dear . Doreen Sica
Dear Janet, Linda, Carol, Lydia and Family, Evelyn was a wonderful person to know and to share news. My Father, "Bill" got to reconnect with her after Joe had passed and my mother had passed. They would speak daily for years and I and my family had a chance to meet with her many times even sharing Christmas and other Holidays. She was a strong and caring women and I will miss her but am comforted by the beliefs that we will meet again. God's Grace be with you All. Vince and Karen O'Brien
Dear Family..., l have so many wonderful memories of Ev and all in too short a period of time. Boating at the Jersey Shore and visiting us at our home really stands out and having the exciting time visiting Ev at her home , seeing where she was born plus so many interesting highlights. Ev was an extremely thoughtful person. She wrote the most beautiful letters/e-mails, had a fabulous sense of humor and will be greatly missed. I love you Ev!

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