Nellie Gray
1927 - 2021
Nellie Gray

Westminster - Nellie (Elesevicz) Gray, 93, a longtime resident of Westminster died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Her husband of 69 years, Donald G. Gray Sr, died in 2012.

She leaves two sons, Donald G. Gray Jr and his wife Beth of Westminster and Randy J. Gray and his partner Sandy Mallet of Warwick, MA; two daughters, Linda L. Shook and her husband John of Amesbury, MA and Sandra E. Summers and her husband Wayne of Londonderry, NH; one brother, Paul Melnichenko and his wife Nancy of New Philadelphia, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Gray and her husband Jeff Keohane, Eric Gray and his wife Kathy, Leslie McConnell and her husband Steven, Alyssa Shook and her partner Christopher Simpson, Tanner Gray, Jason McLaughlin, Courtney Summers and Trevor Summers; eight great-grandchildren, Ryan, Owen, Austin, Emma, Logan, Revy, Brynn and Harper. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Nellie was predeceased by a son, Gary L. Gray in 2008 and a grandson, Adam W. Summers in 2007.

Nellie was employed by Goodnow Pearsons Department store in Gardner, MA for a number of years before retiring.

Nellie enjoyed gardening, golfing, walking, bowling, traveling, playing cards and most of all the company of her family. She was a member of the Friendship Club, the Walking Club and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

She was born in Meriden, CT on July 19, 1927, a daughter of the late Boris and Constantia "Catherine" (Debasitis) Elesevich.

Nellie will be interred in the spring at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Ellis Road, Westminster, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01707.

The Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 123 Main Street, Westminster, MA has been entrusted with Nellie's funeral arrangements.

Please visit our website to leave an online condolence and for further information see

John F. Masciarelli, James M. Hebert, Walter C. Taylor and Olivia L. Willett funeral directors

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2021.
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With both wish our condolences to the family of Nellie
Gerald Angela Casey
January 18, 2021
Mother, daughter & granddaughter Nellie, Sandy & Courtney
Sandy Summers
January 18, 2021
Mom & Dad´s wedding day! May 10, 1947
Sandy Summers
January 16, 2021
Mom with Great Grandchildren!
Sandy Summers
January 16, 2021
Mom and Brynn always cracked each other up!!
January 16, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Gray's family and friends and all who knew here. May fond memories provide comfort during this difficult time.
Penny Giammalvo Perini
January 14, 2021
Sympathy to the family. Nellie lives on in our many fond memories.
Cynthia (Graves) Westling
January 14, 2021