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January 19, 1921 - August 15, 2014
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Christine Louise (Peaslee) Nelson, 93, died August 15, 2014 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough after a brief illness. She was a longtime resident of Woodville (Hopkinton), and she had also recently lived in Hudson and Westborough.
Christine was born January 19, 1921 in Framingham, the daughter of William S. and Sarah M. (Mortimer)Peaslee. She was the wife of the late Scott M. Nelson Sr. who died in 1977, as well as the sister of the late George H. Peaslee and Sarah A. (Peaslee) Wells. She grew up in Woodville and Worcester, and graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1938. Following school, Christine was employed for several years as a hairdresser in Uxbridge and Hopkinton. She married in 1940. Christine also worked as a children’s librarian for 22 years at the Westborough Public Library, retiring in 1985. She attended Woodville Baptist Church for many years, and at her death was the oldest living member.
Christine loved knitting, crocheting, and other crafts and was an avid jigsaw and crossword puzzle fanatic. She also loved playing games, especially card and dice games. Her family was a centerpiece of her life and she loved spending time with her children and their families.
She is survived by 7 children, David Nelson and his wife Joanne of
Woodville, Linda Dowden and her husband Charles of Fultondale, AL, Martha Nelson and Elias Zananiri of York, Maine, Susan Wilkinson and her husband David of Hudson, Scott Nelson Jr. of Block Island, RI, Joseph Nelson and his wife Marlene of Palm Harbor, FL, and Richard Nelson and his wife Lee Ann of Sanford, NC. She is also survived by her special niece, Betsy Stevens of Woodville; her brother, William Peaslee Jr. and his wife Lois of Woodville; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-children, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 19th from 5-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 20th at 10:00a.m. at the Woodville Baptist Church, 249 Wood St. Woodville. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Project Just Because/Food Pantry, 86 South St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748 or to Friends of the Seniors, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748