Fay Marie (Lowry) Nelson
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ROCHESTER - Fay Marie (Lowry) Nelson, 82 of 2 Howe Street died Thursday Feb. 6, 2014, at Frisbie Memorial Hospital after a period of failing health.
She was born Feb. 4, 1932, in Revere, Mass. the daughter of the late Leo C. and Ardella F. (Montgomery) Lowry. She attended schools in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts and N.H. graduating from Spaulding High School, Class of 1950. She has resided in this area most of her life and served as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher, and an officer in the Women of the Church of God in Rochester. She was known for her still life and seascape paintings as well as a few outdoor and country home paintings. Fay was past president of the V.F. W. Auxillary in Barrington, trustee of Green Hill Chapel and the Green Hill Ladies Circle in Barrington, the Barrington Historical Society and Barrington Womens Club. She also was a member of the Spaulding High School Alumni. She retired from General Electric Company in 1989.
Members of her family include her husband of 37 and a half years, Rev. Wayne Nelson, Rochester; daughters, Denise (Desaulnier) Morin and husband Raymond, Trudy Fitts and husband Mike, granddaughter, Jessica Fitts, grandson, Justin Fitts and wife Shawntelle all of Barrington; great grandsons, Julien Honaker, Noah and Caleb Fitts great granddaughter, Zoey Fitts; mother-in-law Gladys Nelson, Gonic; brother, Ellis Lowry and wife Beverly, Barrington; sister, Caroline Michaud, N.C., brother-in-law, Clifton and wife Linda Nelson, Va.; sister-in-law, Madeline Lowry, Conn. Her adopted daughter, Patty Garretson, adopted granddaughter, Trisha Ferland Many nieces, nephews, close friends and her high school chums. She was predeceased by siblings Kenneth, William, Montgomery Lowry, Pearl Joanne Lowry, Betty Jellison, Muriel McCarthy.
Family and friends may visit Tuesday 1-3 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester N.H.
The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Wallace Hazard and Rev. Wayne Nelson, officiating.
Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Barrington, N.H. in the Spring.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Church of God, 2 Howe Street, Rochester N.H. 03867.
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R. M. Edgerly & Son, Inc. Funeral Services
86 South Main Street
Rochester, NH 03867
Published in Fosters from Feb. 8 to Feb. 11, 2014