May 31, 1933 - January 5, 2016
Shirley J. Nelson, 82, of Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing, formerly of Frewsburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 5, 2016) at Heritage Village. She was born May 31, 1933. in Frewsburg, the daughter of Roland and Leila Nelson Mason. Prior to retiring, she had been employed at Jo-Ann Fabric in Lakewood. She also worked for several years for Nelson Brothers Excavating in Frewsburg. She enjoyed nature, birds, cats, children and handcrafts. Shirley is survived by four children: Michael A., and Martin L. Nelson of Frewsburg, Elizabeth A. "Betsy" DeRosa of Jamestown and Susan M. Nelson of Genoa, Ohio; six grandchildren: Chad M., Amy M., Lyle R., and Hunter A. Nelson, Amanda F. Kelley and Colleen M.Finley, and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Nelson. Funeral services will be private. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, in the Peterson Funeral Home Frewsburg. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg. Memorials may be made to the family c/o Martin Nelson, P.O. Box 276, Frewsburg, NY 14738. Condolences may be sent to the family at petersonfh.net.