Somerville/Medford Remembering Lillian M. (Sweeney) Nelson


Nelson, Lillian M. (Sweeney) of Medford, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday February 11, 2022. She was 99.
Born and raised in Medford, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Maude L. (Fallon) Sweeney.

Lillian loved to travel, especially on cruises. She loved the peace and serenity it brought to her. She was never one to say no to a trip to Hampton beach to relax with the family. Lillian loved her trips to the casino and would always ask when where they are going back. If it was Sunday, you could find Lillian cooking her famous Roast beef dinner for her and her whole family. No one could compete with her homemade mash potato’s. But what brought the biggest amount of pride and joy was her family. Lillian was more than just the matriarch that always had the best advice, she was the most loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of all.
Lillian was the beloved wife of 66 years to the late George D. Nelson. She was the devoted mother of Linda McDonald and her late husband Jack of Medford, George Nelson and his wife Janet of Waltham. She was the loving grandmother Christopher McDonald and Donna of Hudson, Joseph McDonald and Theresa of Beverly, Timothy McDonald and Tara of Natick, and Katie Carter and Kevin of Malden, great-grandmother of Joey, Luke, Giullia, Allison, Megan, Mary, Tess, Thomas, Alexandra, Brigid, McKenzie, Christopher and Jack, and the great-great-grandmother of Teddy. She was the sister of Lorraine Dixon and the late John and Darcey Sweeney, and Elinore Greene. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Wednesday, February 16TH at 9 AM, followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St. Medford at 10 AM.
Relatives and friends are invited. Calling Hours Tuesday February 15th from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

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