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Nelson, Joan E.

Joan Elizabeth (Homer) Nelson, a longtime resident of Readville, died Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Milton Hospital.  She was 84.  Joan was born April 26, 1935, one of the ten children of Alloyous and Marie B. (Frietag) Homer.  She was the wife of the late Earl Howard “Huck” Nelson, and was the mother of James Nelson, and his wife Liz, of Holbrook, Linda Childs, and her fiance John, of Nashua, NH, and Laura Gallagher, and her husband Drew, of Sharon.  Joan was the grandmother of Kelly Newcomb, Amy Ethier, Jimmy Nelson, Jillian Nelson, Joey Nelson, Drew Gallagher Jr., and Brad Gallagher, and the great grandmother of Megan Ethier, Bella Newcomb, Colby Ethier, Baylee Newcomb, and Kennedy Ethier.  She was the sister of Joseph Homer and Barbara Hammel, and of the late Alloyous, Robert, Casper, and John Homer, Pearl Kiely, Marie Kelly, and Roses Colleran.  Visiting hours will be held Thursday, November 7th from 5 to 8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Friday at 10 am at the funeral home followed by interment in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Donna Constant-Haley and Donald Gerow
    November 6th, 2019 | 8:50 am

    Linda, John and Family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing how many caring thoughts are with you at this very sad time as your remember and honor her beautiful life.

  2. Robin J Patrician
    November 6th, 2019 | 5:02 pm

    We are sorry for the loss of your mother also that we could not make it to wake or funeral. she will always be in my prayers.

    Robin Patrician

  3. Pam Ethier
    November 6th, 2019 | 8:46 pm

    Sending our sincere sympathy to your family. Please know we are thinking about you all at this very sad time.

    Love Pam and Bert Ethier

  4. Diane Robinson
    November 8th, 2019 | 3:50 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. Your Mom will live on in your hearts forever.

  5. Charlie Homer
    November 11th, 2019 | 2:23 am

    Nelson Family,
    My memories of Joan go back to when your mom was a young girl. I remember when she and Rose used to come and visit my parents, Janie and Allie, in Natick. I was young and always looked forward to their stays because my parents owned a car with a rumble seat and I was only allowed to ride back there when someone like my “older aunts” could supervise. We would laugh about that memory every time we got together on Homer Day at the Pond.
    Your mom will be greatly missed. Always remember the good times. Sincerest condolences. Charlie and Gloria

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