Mary E. Nelson

Posted March 22, 2013, at 7:32 p.m.

MONSON – Mary E. Nelson, 91, died March 22, 2013, at C.A. Dean Hospital, Greenville. She was born March 12, 1922, in Monson, the daughter of Archie and Bessie (Spinney) Greenleaf.

She was a graduate of Monson Academy and worked for several years at Moosehead Manufacturing. She was a life member of Almeda Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, and enjoyed spending her summers at their camp on Lake Hebron.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank W. Nelson; and a son, David W. Nelson. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Deborah and Foster Ward; a son, Douglas Nelson, all of Monson; a daughter-in-law, Diana Nelson of Greenville; five grandchildren, Mari-Ellyn Ward of Brewer, Frank Ward of Greenville, Jennifer Ward of Delaware, Robert Nelson and Monica Jasinski, both of Wisconsin; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and great-stepgrandchildren; and five sisters-in-law, Dag Greenleaf of Monson, Glenys Ebersold, Doris Turner and June Nelson all of Connecticut and Norma Greenleaf of Kansas.

Graveside services will be held later in the spring at Hillside Cemetery, Monson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Monson Public Library or Monson First Responders, P.O. Box 308, Monson, ME 04464. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to