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Neilson, Vida E.

Vida Esther (Harrison) Neilson, a 50 year resident of Westwood, died Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at her home in Westwood after a long illness.  She was 83.  Vida was born June 2, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of the late Reverend Edward Stacy and Clara Aramintha (Davenport) Harrison.  She grew up in Avon, Massachusetts and graduated from Avon High School.  She then attended Colby College and graduated from the New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1944.  Vida briefly worked for an insurance company doing health examinations for prospective policyholders.  She loved reading, and she loved travelling around the world.  She was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church Crafters, and she and her husband Steve ran the annual Church Fair one year.  She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Norman E. “Steve” Neilson; three daughters, Karen Krug, and her husband David, of Winthrop, Maine, Tina McNulty, and her husband Jack, of Winfield, Illinois, and Elinor Neilson of Sharon; her four grandchildren, Amy Krug of Hebron, Maine, Lori Ventimiglia of New Gloucester, Maine, Sean McNulty of Naperville, Illinois, and Meghan McNulty of Lubbock, Texas; and her great grandson, Preston Ventimiglia.  She was the sister of the late Edward Harrison, the late Norman Harrison, and the late Iris Helk.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service Friday, August 14th at 2 PM at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808 High Street, Westwood, Massachusetts.  In lieu of flowers donations to Alternatives Unlimited (an adult special needs care center) 54 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA 01588 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. lori ventimiglia
    August 9th, 2009 | 12:20 pm

    We miss you Mimi! You will always be in our memories!
    Lori, David, and Preston

  2. The Conley's
    August 10th, 2009 | 1:40 am

    Mimi-A fantastic grandmother to all!!!
    Thanks for the great memories with your grandchildren Sean and Meghan in Rangely, Maine. Mimi will always be remembered as a wonderful women with a terrific family. Our sincere condolences to all of Mimi’s family.
    Love, The Conley’s- Matt, Donna, Danny, Karen and Kevin

  3. Amber Gerber
    August 10th, 2009 | 4:16 pm

    Tina,Jack,Meghan,and Sean,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love, Amber and Matt

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