Margaret Mary (McCarty) Nelson
Nelson, Margaret Mary (McCarty) Age 94, longtime resident of Bloomington passed away peacefully on September 15, 2019, surrounded by family. Margaret Mary was born in St. Paul December 8, 1924. Preceded in death by parents Charles and Margaret (Murphy) McCarty, sister Bernadette Gallagher, and former husband, Lorne Nelson. Margaret Mary balanced motherhood with a career in classified advertising, before retiring from Sun Newspapers. She was proud of her six children and had a special bond with her grandchildren. She enjoyed entertaining and socializing. She never met a houseplant or baby she didn't like. Margaret Mary lived with dementia for eight years, but she will be remembered for her kindness, the twinkle in her eye, Irish wit and dry humor, classic red nail polish, and her love of ice cream right up to the end. Survived by her children, Bridget, Stephen (Brenda), Daniel (Eman), Peter (Patty), Thomas (Kathleen), Michael (Kathy); eleven grandchildren, a great grandson, many nieces and nephews, and a cousin. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 26, 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at Pax Christi Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN. The family is grateful to Jenny Morgan and the wonderful caregivers at Breck Homes for their care, support and friendship.
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