Grace Vivian Nelson

September 30, 1920 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 99)


Grace Vivian Nelson
Burlington, VT

Grace Vivian Nelson of The Residences of Quarry Hill, Burlington VT, died 29 August 2020, at the age of 99.997 years.  She was well-known for her hard-working and generous nature.  

She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on 30 August 1920.  Her parents were Charles Mark Nelson and Anne (aka Annie) Tuxford Nelson.  She had been employed by Federal Civil Service for 13 years and by several commercial companies, most notable, Bristol-Myers Squibb of New Brunswick for 30 years, retiring on 29 February 1988.  

During World War II, she served in the US Army for twenty-six months from 22 April 1944 to 10 July 1946 as a stenographer and court reporter including at war crime cases in Germany.  She was honourably discharged as a Technician Fourth Grade from WAC Detachment Headquarters Oise, APO 513, where she was assigned at Rheims and Paris France.  She was a life member of the VFW Post 7504, Piscataway NJ.  She served for many years as secretary to the Piscataway League of Women Voters unit it disbanded in 1999.  In recent years until 2010, she was employed by the Piscataway Township Senior Advisory Commission.  She participated in Senior Center Art Classes, starting the hobby after retirement. Since 1960, her church affiliation had been with The Unitarian Society of 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick NJ, where a service will be held sometime after 15 May 2021.  Donations in her honor, in lieu of flowers, may be made to The Unitarian Society of East Brunswick, NJ.

Grace is survived by her nephew, Dr. Mark Nelson of Shelburne, VT and her niece, Roberta Nelson Shea (Ed) of Marshfield Hills, MA.  She leaves 2 grandnieces, Verna Nelson of Winooski and Dr. Erin Shea of Ann Arbor, MI, and a grandnephew, LETJG Timothy Nelson Shea US Navy of Bremerton, WA.   

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