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556 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-233-0255
Fax: 908-233-0497
Shirley Nelson

Shirley T. Nelson

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
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Shirley Nelson, 94

Westfield - Shirley Nelson, 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Genesis Westfield Center. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Thomas and May Thompson, she was raised in Springfield Gardens, NY before moving to Pelham Manor, NY in 1949 and settling in Westfield in 1962.
Shirley attended the St. Luke’s School of Nursing, graduating in 1946. She was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, the Westfield Historical Society and the Clark Historical Society.
She was predeceased by her husband, Parker Nelson; and is survived by her son, Martin Parker Nelson and her daughter, Susan Nelson Palma; as well as her grandchildren, Brian Nelson Palma (Laura) and David Charles Palma (Kristen).
Family and friends may gather at the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield on Wednesday at 11AM, with a prayer service to begin at 11:30AM. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Guideposts Foundation, Suite 27, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT 06810. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.dooleycolonialhome.com.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 | 11:00am - 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
    Location
    Dooley Colonial Funeral Home
    Address
    556 Westfield Ave.
    WESTFIELD, NJ 07090
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Dooley Colonial Funeral Home
    Address
    556 Westfield Ave.
    WESTFIELD, NJ 07090
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  • Interment

    Location
    Fairview Cemetery
    Address
    1100 East Broad Street
    WESTFIELD, NJ 07090
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Rose Cermele

Posted at 10:08am
Nelson and Palma Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories on Summit Ave with Mr. and Mrs. Nelson. I feel blessed to have lived across the street from them. Two of the best people you could ever know. Mrs. Nelson was a very kind and caring person. I also have fond memories of babysitting Brian and David. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Kind regards, Rose Pearce Cermele
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Bear Palma

Posted at 08:22pm
Thank you for always taking care of me and giving me lots of love and cookies. You were the best great grandma ever! Woof woof XOXO Bear
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Richard Lasota & Celina Dynak

Posted at 08:18pm
Deepest sympathy to the Palma family for your loss.
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