, Salem, MA

October 8, 2013

Shirley O. Nelson, 93

Peabody — Shirley O. (Ryder) Nelson, 93, of Peabody, died on Friday morning, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Donald Nelson. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary (Lufkin) Ryder.

She was a lifelong resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School. Shirley was employed for many years as a sales clerk at the former Jordan Marsh Store in Peabody, before retiring.

She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Dorothy Nelson of Peabody, Roger and Marcia Nelson of Alton Bay, N.H., and Douglas and Jeanne Nelson of Peabody; her daughter and son-in-law, Selma and Robert Johanson of Boxford; her former daughter-in-law, Patricia Nelson of Peabody;10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.

ARRANGEMENTS: Following cremation, her Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, at 11:30 a.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Lake Shore Park Methodist Church, 32 Bay State Rd., Lynn, MA 01904, or Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960. For directions, or her obituary, please visit