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Nancy E. (Cancellieri, Nelson) Generazio

August 4, 1937 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 79)

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July 5, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, LLC
11 Lincoln St.
Framingham, MA 01702

Funeral Mass
July 6, 2017

10:00 AM
St. George Church
74 School Street
Framingham, MA 01701

Interment following funeral service
July 6, 2017

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park
185 Lake Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Nancy E. (Cancellieri, Nelson) Generazio, 79, died at home peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 1, 2017.  Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late George & Eleanor (Bonner) Cancellieri, and the beloved wife of Richard L. Generazio.

Nancy was raised in Winthrop and was a 1955 graduate of Winthrop High. She also graduated from the Mansfield Beauty Academy in Boston, where she started her 40 year career as a cosmetologist throughout the greater Boston area. She was a Cub Scouts Den mother when her children were growing up. Nancy was an avid Boston sports fan, who enjoyed traveling whether it was by air or sea. She loved the beach, yoga, her 3 shih tzus, Jessica, Joy and Annie, but most of all her family.

Besides her husband Richard, Nancy is survived by her children, Eric S. Nelson & his wife Kinga of Framingham, Paul Nelson of Millbury, Cherie Bilodeau & her husband Steven of CT, her step children, Richard Jr., & his wife Elizabeth of ME, and Miriam & her partner Phillip of Worcester, her grandchildren, Alysha, Daniel, Richard III, Candice, Jacqueline, Kelsey, Cassidy, Emma and Nathan, and two great grandchildren, Emily and Nicholas.  Nancy was predeceased by her brother, Robert Cancellieri.

Family and friends will honor and remember Nancy’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham on Wednesday, July 5th from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday morning in St. George’s Church, 74 School St., Saxonville, at 10 o’clock.  Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.  

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