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.
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