, Gloucester, MA

September 26, 2012

Mary Jane Peavey Nelson, 58

Florida — Mary Jane Peavey Nelson, loving wife of Robert Nelson, died on September 14, 2012, at their home in Florida.

She was born on April 4, 1954, daughter of the late Roy (Bud) and Mary (Sweet) Peavey. Mary Jane attended Gloucester Public Schools and loved the Riverdale area where she had many wonderful memories.

Mary Jane was kind. big hearted and always had a smile on her face. She loved her family and friends and had a very special bond with her only granddaughter, Jenna, with whom she loved to shop, have tea parties and search for special rocks and gems. She also loved animals and rescued and adopted many throughout the years.

Mary Jane had many hobbies which included traveling throughout the country and abroad, gardening, shopping for antiques and watching her favorite movies with her sister Nancy.

In addition to her husband, Mary Jane is survived by her daughter, Nicole, wife of Steve Howard of Tennessee; her daughter, Amy, fiancee of Rich Kovarich of California; her grandchildren, Wade, Austin and Jenna of Tennessee and her new baby grandson Kyan of California. She is also survived by her brother, Roy (Barry) Peavey; sister, Deborah Conrad; brother, Robert Peavey husband of Amy (Pittenger); brother, Don Peavey husband of Leslie (Watson); sister, Nancy Peavey all of Gloucester, and sister, Lois Day wife of Walter Day of Vinalhaven, Maine. Nieces and nephews, James Silva of Florida, Christine and Toni Leigh Mondello of Maine, Tammy Sainato, Jaimie Klopotoski, Timothy Fulford, Brandon Peavey and Olivia Peavey all of Gloucester, and five great-nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind a brother-in-law, Mark Nelson of Colorado.

ARRANGEMENTS: A private memorial service will be held at a later date.