NEWPORT – Nellie E. Hanson, 87, died Dec. 12, 2012, at a Pittsfield hospital after a long illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Shin Pond, the daughter of Leslie and Nina (Shorette) Pelkey Sr.
She was educated in Etna schools. Nellie was married to Rodney A. Hanson Sr., who predeceased her April 15, 2011. Nellie was a homemaker and very proud of it. She loved to keep house and she always tended out on her whole family.
Nellie is survived by one son and his wife, Daniel and Cheryl Hanson of Palmyra; three sisters, Elizabeth Roberts of Lisbon Falls, Dorothy McCrater of Lisbon Falls, Delana “Tidley” Skelton and her husband, Ben, of Oklahoma; three brothers and their wives, Leslie and Shirley Pelkey Jr. of Lisbon Falls, Frank “Bob” and Donna Pelkey of Lisbon Falls, William and Barbara Pelkey of Topsham; five grandchildren, Rod, Todd, Eric, Travis, and Jordan; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Nellie was predeceased by her husband; her son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Linda Hanson Jr.; four brothers and sisters, Wilfred “Dick” Pelkey, John Pelkey, Anne McIntire and Pauline Pelkey.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport, with her nephew, Rev. Michael Thurston officiating. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, one hour before the service. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.