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Norma McNelly


1933 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Norma B. (Ludvigson) McNelly, 84

Douglas - Norma B. (Ludvigson) McNelly, 84, previously of Wixtead Ct., passed away on Mon. Sept. 3, 2018 following a period of declining health at Webster Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident the past 2+ years. Her husband of 64 years, Clyde D. McNelly, the love of her life, passed away this past April.

She is survived by 6 children, Clyde "Duane" McNelly of Douglas, Ronald McNelly and his wife Nancy of Uxbridge, Timothy McNelly of Douglas, Karen McNelly of Douglas, Kimberly Carroll and her husband Stephen of Douglas, and Jaime McNelly also of Douglas; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great- grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly. She leaves her brother, Denis Ludvigson of Douglas; as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son David McNelly in 2013; 2 brothers, Walter Ludvigson, and Edward Ludvigson; and 2 sisters, Jeanne Hart, and Nancy Stratton.

Born in Whitinsville on October 7, 1933 she was the daughter of Harry and Loretta (Prince) Ludvigson and has been a resident of Douglas all her life. Norma retired in 2002 from Future Electronics out of Bolton, MA. She had also worked for many years as a mender for both the former Bernat Mills in Uxbridge, and the former Hayward Schuster Woolen Mills in Douglas. She worked as a hand painter of Soaky Head cartoon characters at the Tupper Plastics Co. in S. Grafton, as well as The David Clark Company, Worc., MA.

Norma's first love was her family. She enjoyed the simple things in life; going for breakfast and dinner as well as catching a movie now and then. She loved the company of her children, grand, and great-grandchildren. Some of her favorite hobbies were playing penny poker, knitting, reading, and most recently coloring. She was a fan of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. She was a longtime member of several local bowling leagues that played at Pythian Lanes and Sparetime Lanes in Northbridge. She was a longtime member of St. Denis Church.

Her funeral will be held in Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas on Wed. Sept. 12 with a service beginning at 10AM, burial will follow in St. Denis Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held prior from 9-10am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norma's memory may be made to St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas MA 01516. To leave a condolence for her family please visit http://www.

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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 6 to Sept. 9, 2018
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