June A. Nelson, age 86, of Coconut Creek, Fla., formerly of Allen Street, Gowanda, NY passed away May 1, 2012 in Florida.
Born June A. Stearns Nov. 30, 1925 in Arkwright, NY, the daughter of the late Robert and Marion (Stafford) Stearns.
June married Edward Nelson on Sept. 16, 1948 in the St. John Fisher RC Church, South Dayton, NY. Ed passed away April 2, 2009 after nearly 61 years of marriage.
June A. Nelson
Ed and June had 5 children and were loving parents to George (Darlene) Nelson of Delray Beach, Fla., Garry (Gay Lynn) Nelson of Hamburg, NY, Kathy (Daryl) Curtis of Coconut Creek, Fla., Karen (Arthur) Maus of Ft. Lauderdale. Baby Marilyn Nelson passed away at childbirth. June is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren sisters Clarice Beaver of Randolph and Marion (Austin) Nobles of No. Tonawanda, sisters in-law Mavis and Roberta Stearns both of South Dayton; brother-in-law Robert Kendall of Markhams, along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Besides her parents, husband and daughter, June was preceded in death by brothers Wayne and wife Theo, Robert and wife Louise, Allen Stearns, Warren Stearns and sister in-law Eleanor Kendall.
Prior to retirement and moving to Florida, June worked for various places in western New York which included the South Dayton Canning Factory, the former Tri-County Memorial Hospital of Gowanda, NY, and the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center of Helmuth, NY where she was a Therapy Aide. Not only was June a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she was also known in her old "Allen St. Neighborhood" as Grandma June. A member of St. Vincents RC Church in Margate, Fla., June enjoyed her church family.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated after her death in Florida. June's ashes were buried next to her husband and daughter in the Park Lawn Cemetery in Wesley, NY.
A memorial service for June's NY family and friends will be announced by the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St. Gowanda, NY (716)-532-4200 (Mark A. Schindler, director)
Memorial contributions in memory of June can be made to a local charity of one's choice