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Neilson, Barbara P.

Barbara Patricia (Fogarty) Neilson, a lifelong resident of Dedham, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood.  She was 94.  Barbara was born February 10, 1926 in Dedham one of the four daughters of John Patrick and Frances Margaret (Enis) Fogarty.  She graduated from Dedham High School with the Class of 1944.  Barbara worked for many years in the laundryroom at the Brook Farm Nursing Home in West Roxbury.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxilliary of the VFW in Dedham and bowled with the St Mary’s Bowling League at the Norwood Sport Center.  Barbara was the wife of the late George Norman “Sparky” Neilson who predeceased her in 1992, and the sister of the late Mary Long, the late Anna Molineaux, and the late Jean Gardner.  She is survived by her two sons, George N. Neilson, and his wife Joyce, of Dedham, and David J. Neilson, and his wife Shirley, of North Carolina; her four grandsons, Scott, Timothy, Edward and Matthew Neilson; as well as 6 great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Saturday, August 1st, 2020 from 10 am to noon at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham followed by a funeral service at noon in the funeral home with the Reverend Thomas Krampert officiating.  Interment will follow at Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Heritage Baptist Church Flood Relief Fund, c/o Heritage Baptist Church, 615 Washington St., Norwood, MA 02062 would be appreciated

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ron and Cindy Garlick
    July 29th, 2020 | 5:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss .Barbara Neilson was a friend and an amazing caregiver who loved life and truly cared for everyone she met . She loved taking care of her family and felt best when helping out and cooking meals .Her mind was sharp till the end . We love you and you will always be my hero. Deepest sympathy , Cindy and Ron Garlick and family .

  2. Timothy, Julie, Suvi & Anja
    July 29th, 2020 | 6:34 pm

    Nana/Great Nana B,
    We all love you and miss you so much. You have touched each of our lives in significant and in many ways. We treasure our memories and celebrate your life!
    Love Timothy, Julie, Suvi & Anja.

  3. Donna L Sullivan
    July 30th, 2020 | 7:56 am

    To the family of Mom Neilson. I am very sorry for your loss. Joyce has told us many times what a wonderful lady she was. I know you all will miss her deeply, but you have so many memories.

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Astra Strautin
    July 30th, 2020 | 9:34 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss, David and George. Your mom was the woman “behind the man,” and that allowed Sparky to work with the kids at FBC and to serve the church so faithfully. She also helped us get our foot in the door to minister at the nursing home where she worked many years ago, and where your dad was a resident. You will be in my prayers.

  5. Linda & Mary Ellen
    July 31st, 2020 | 2:09 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. It was our pleasure to take care of Barbara over the last year. She was loved by all and will be missed here at the Ellis. Her Nurse Practitioner, Katy sends her condolences also. Prayers and good thought to you all!

    Linda, Mary Ellen and Kathy
    The Ellis

  6. Linda, Mike, Matthew and Allison
    August 1st, 2020 | 10:24 am

    Auntie Barbara was a special person…Her wit and personality were much larger than her slight frame. Thank you for always being so frank and loving. We will miss you. We are comforted knowing you are again with Uncle Sparky.
    Love and sympathies to George and David and the family,
    Linda, Mike, Matthew and Allison Rutherford

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