Grace Nelson (Ryan)
NORTH BROOKFIELD- Grace G. (Ryan) Nelson, 99, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Quaboag Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center in West Brookfield.
Grace was born in Warren, MA, the daughter of the late John & Rose (Hatch) Ryan and has been a lifelong resident of North Brookfield. She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, William P. "Tubby" Nelson, Jr. in 1998, her brother, John J. Ryan and sister, Margaret I. Lane. She leaves her daughter, Barbara Greenwood of FL; a granddaughter; a great grandson; two sisters, Helen Morrison of North Brookfield and Mary Murphy of Pennsylvania and several nieces & nephews.
She was an operator for several years at the New England Telephone Co. in North Brookfield and Southbridge until she was married. Grace was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Friends of the Quabbin Reservoir and she enjoyed oil painting.
A private graveside service was held in Walnut Grove Cemetery in North Brookfield. Pillsbury Funeral Home, 44 Gilbert St. North Brookfield is directing arrangements. For an online tribute please visit: Pillsburyfuneralhome.com