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Nelson, Dorothy

Dorothy A.E. Nelson passed away at her home on July 14th. She was born on June 14, 1921 to Albert and Agnes (Bjurstrom). Dorothy found success through her career as a banker at the Bank of Boston, where she was employed for 47 years. She was the first female Vice President of the Bank, and the Vice President of the Leasing Department. Dorothy is survived by her sister Esther Carlson of Indianapolis, Indiana, and by many nieces and nephews and several grandnieces and grandnephews. She is predeceased by her brothers Ralph, Howard, Robert and Walter. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service Tuesday July 26th at 11 am at the Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon Street, Newton, MA 02468, or The Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake Street, W. Peabody, MA 01960 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Priscilla Nathasingh
    July 19th, 2011 | 9:04 pm

    Aunt Dot was truly loved by all of us and will be greatly missed. She was the kindest, most loving aunt and a lot of fun to be with. There are so many fond memories, Christmas Eve dinners followed by gifts under the tree at the family homestead with Grandpa Nelson, Aunt Dot,and our aunts, uncles and many many cousins, camping down the Cape, going over to visit in Roslindale and rushing upstairs to the dresser draw to get the S&H green stamps to put in the books, visiting in Wells ME and so much more. We will all miss you dearly but have such happy memories. May you rest in peace as you are reunited with Grandma, Grandpa and all of your brothers, your niece Priscilla

  2. Roseann and Bob Pasquariello
    July 21st, 2011 | 9:36 pm

    Dorothy has been our neighbor in Well Me. for over 30 years and one could not ask for a better and friendly neighbor. We will miss her smiling face and a wave of her hand and our long conversations about flowers, flower Boxes, lawns and those nasty weeds! May she rest in peace.
    Roseann and Bob Pasquariello

  3. Ruth Long & Sylvia Nott
    July 24th, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    Dorothy was “a one in a million friend” over the many years we knew her. She is sorely missed by us both. Her great ability in so many areas, her helpfulness, her quiet sense of fun, her constant thoughtfulness of others and so many other very positive qualities we have greatly admired, all of which leave a huge void in those of us who called her a close friend.

    It is particularly satisfying to those of us who called her “FRIEND” to know her life ends just
    where she wished it to, in her own beloved home and among friends.

    To us, Dottie,you are not gone. All that you were remains with us. Lovingly, Sylvia & Ruth

  4. Jane Erskine & Betty Johnson
    July 25th, 2011 | 11:37 am

    Dorothy was a loving and gracious friend. She was an accomplished hostess and we always felt welcome at Roslindale and Moody. She would put us up during a snowstorm; get up the next morning, make fresh muffins and shovel out our car so we could go back to work. What a Gal!
    She will be dearly missed!
    Jane and Betty

  5. Ralph Nelson jr
    July 25th, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    From my earliest memories, I have known Aunt Dorothy to be a loving and caring Aunt, along with Aunt Ruth and Aunt Sylvia. Together, they made holidays magical, and I always looked forward to each visit. The most generous hostess I’ve ever known, my children were always amazed at the care and attention we’d receive at their homes in Boston and Moody Beach.

    A true matriarch of the family, she made sure that I knew about my grandfather and grandmother, sharing stories and photos. She was able to fill in all the information between the stories that my father had told me. She was also the one responsible to make sure that my father went on to college, after their mother passed away when my father was just 16.

    Amazingly, Aunt Dorothy was able to remember a vast amount of detailed information about all her nieces, nephews, and their children. She never forgot a birthday, or holiday, and my children would get a card or gift from her for every special event.

    We will miss her, but have a lifetime of memories.

    Ralph Nelson,Jr.(nephew) and Family.

  6. Katarina Stenbock
    July 31st, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    My fathers cousin Dorothy made a strong impression when meeting her in ’97. Full of laughter and stories we drove in her Lincoln from NY up to Boston. Feeling the “wings of history” when she welcomed us to her home, built by Arthur, my fathers uncle.
    Through all these years my family and I have had the pleasure to keep in contact through mail, calls, e-mails and Christmas gifts. We have followed each others lifes and it has meant a lot to us and we will miss her very much.

    Katarina, Martin, Rebecka and Julia.
    Cousin Arnold and Ulla.

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