Nelson, Thelma E.

Nelson, Thelma E.


Thelma E. Nelson, 97, died surrounded by family on November 13, 2023 at home.

She was born November 23, 1925, in Wakefield, MA. the daughter of William E. and Alice M (Gurney) Precourt.

Thelma graduated high school in Massachusetts and continued her education at Fisher Business School and the Boston Cooking School, both in Boston.  She married Leslie F. Nelson in 1957 and was married for 44 years.

She fondly summered in Maine, until her first visit to MDI in 1947.  After that she spent her entire married life visiting Bass Harbor and Bernard in the summers, until moving here permanently in 1993.

Thelma is survived by daughter, Andrea and husband Lee of Bernard; sons, David and partner Leigh Ann Sheeley of Southwest Harbor and William and wife Angie of Ellsworth.   She has 7 grandchildren, Katrina, Sandra, Gretchen, Michael, Alyssa Julia, and Christina.  And also, she is survived by 5 great-grandchildren. Thelma was predeceased by her husband Leslie F. and son James E. Nelson

A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.

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