Margaret Nelson


Margaret (Maggie) E. Macdonald Nelson of Naples, Fla., and Martha’s Vineyard, formerly of Sharon and Milton, died Sunday, Oct. 30 in Naples, after a long battle with cancer. Maggie was the beloved wife of David E. Nelson for 58 years, loving mother of Donna (Stephen) Pozner, David (Diane), Susan (Peter) Jalbert, Barbara (Richard) Dwyer, and Mark (Michele). She was also the cherished grandmother of Jessica, Daniel, Elizabeth, Michael, Jenna, Rebecca, Kayla, Hadley, Steven, and Ashley.

Maggie was predeceased by her parents, Gerard and Ethel Macdonald, and her sister Helen Parlon. She is survived by her siblings Mary (Ron) Dawson, Richard (Cecily) Macdonald, Regina (Fran) Moriarty, Ralph (Connie) Macdonald, Ethel (Ed) McClelland, Anna (Neal) Biron, Virginia Polio, Clare (Steve) Burns, Jerry (Julie) Macdonald, her dear brother-in-law Paul Parlon, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Maggie was a retired employee of John Hancock Insurance Co. in Boston, and an unwavering fan of the New England Patriots!

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 11 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Sharon. A remembrance gathering will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 5 pm at the home of Barbie and Rick.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Maggie’s memory may be made to the Martha’s Vineyard Infusion Center, P.O. Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.