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Donna Ann Nelson

April 30, 1929 December 27, 2011
Donna Ann Nelson
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Obituary for Donna Ann Nelson

Donna Ann Nelson of Bloomfield died December 27, 2011, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac. She was 82 years old. Donna was born April 30, 1929, in Dearborn, to Gertrude (nee Haag) and Andrew Bracken, M.D.

Donna was a loving daughter, wife, and mother who devoted her life to Jesus and the care of her family. Married 58 years, she displayed steadfast love, fidelity and service raising her ten children and caring for her mother and her husband in their infirmity. She was always cheerful and optimistic. She endured hardship without complaint and was quick to relieve the burdens of others. Her home was always a place of welcome. She was a great source of life, happiness and security. All who knew her were blessed and trusted her good will. Trusting in God's providence, she labored tirelessly for the good of her family. Her family will always remember her with the greatest love and depth of gratitude. May she enjoy the eternal rest which she so richly deserves.

Donna is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Donald, and children, Don (Li-Chiu) Nelson, Bruce Nelson, Rick (Kathryn) Nelson, Janet (Dcn. Dave) Lawrence, Douglas Nelson, Kelly (Jerry) Bonar, Andrea (Tom) Best, Katie (Jim) Blaney, John (Laurie) Nelson, and Bob (Allison) Nelson. Donna is the proud grandmother of 32 and great-grandmother of 1. Donna is preceded in death by her son, Andrew Nelson.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 3-8pm with a Rosary at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Regis Catholic Church, 3695 Lincoln, Bloomfield Hills, Friday 10:30am. Friend may visit at church beginning at 10am.

Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.

Memorials appreciated to Annunciation Radio, P.O. Box 140384, Toledo, Ohio 43614 or Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073.

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