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Bertha P. Nelson

1921-2015 PITTSFIELD Bertha "Bert" Priscilla Nelson, 93, passed away on January 24? 2015 at The Windsor of Palm Coast, Florida. She was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on April 9, 1921, to Walter and Emily Keiler. She attended local schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1939. During World War II, she worked at the General Electric Company, then retired with 29 nine years at Eaton Paper Company (Sheaffer-Eaton) in 1983. Bert moved to Palm Coast Florida in the fall 2012. She was predeceased by John W. Nelson and survived by her son, John W. Nelson (Mary Francis) of St. Petersburg, Fla. and her daughter, Dale A. Richard (Danny) of Palm Coast, Fla.; four grandchildren, Peter Nelson (Rhonda) of Tampa, Fla., Sarah Skyba (Erik) of Summit, N.J., Diana Richard of Palm Coast, Fla. and David Richard of Rotterdam, N.Y.; and five great- grandchildren. Bert enjoyed reading mysteries, family camping and all crafts, especially knitting, crocheting, and painting. She and John traveled to several European countries and most U.S. states, including Alaska and Hawaii. She will be buried with her husband in the family plot in W. Stockbridge, Mass.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 30, 2015
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