OBITUARY

Anabela Pereira-Nelson

December 10, 1962February 8, 2021

Anabela “Anne” Pereira-Nelson, age 58, of Dartmouth, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 in her home surrounded by her loving family after a short but courageous battle with gastric cancer. She was the wife of Richard Nelson, to whom she shared 41 years together, 30 of which were as a married couple. In addition to her soulmate Richard, she is survived by her best friend and daughter, Nicole Anne Nelson of Dartmouth.

Born in Vale Francas, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Aurora (Rosa) Pereira and sister of the late Antonio J. Pereira. Anne was a Dartmouth High graduate and pursued further education in the fields of Fashion Merchandizing and Accounting. She took up various careers to explore her interests in fashion, interior design, real estate, physical wellbeing, and her passion for helping others which included working by her husband’s side. Her greatest occupation of all was being a loving mother to her daughter.

Anne was cherished for her compassion, nurturing nature, unwavering support, and endless patience. Anne’s creativity in all mediums improved everything she touched. A masterful cook, she was always looking for a mouth to feed. No one left her home without a full heart and a full stomach. Anne was a dedicated wife and mother. Although she only had one birth child, she raised and cared for many.

In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her mother in-law, Lillian M Nelson Pimental of Dartmouth; sister in-laws, Bella Pereira of Dartmouth and Janet Nelson of Lanesborough, MA; nieces and nephews, Diana Rodriguez and husband Jose of Dartmouth, Jessica Costa of Auckland, NZ, Jason Costa of Lanesborough, MA; additional nephews; and great nieces and great nephews. Other loved ones include Kelsey Rosa of Dartmouth and Robert Costa of New Bedford.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:00AM in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be Monday, February 15, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00PM at the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute, 230 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747. Private burial in Rural Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 15, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Pat Ambrosino

February 16, 2021

Dear Rick and Nicole, Our deepest sympathies to both of during this time. Love, Pat and Bob Ambrosino

Patti Martin

February 16, 2021

Ann was my Soul Sister. She taught me to see every difficulty as a challenge, a stepping stone, and never to be defeated by anything or anyone. We spent countless hours together when our children were little. I will forever cherish those simple times. She always has and always will have a very special place in my heart. The love she had for her family was endless. It was an honor to have Ann and the two of you in our lives. The memories we made with your family are some of our special treasures that we will have forever.

Love to you both

The Martin's





Luis & Maria Amado

February 15, 2021

To Rick & Nicole,

Our sympathies to both of you during this very difficult time. All our love and prayers are with you.

Your friends,
Luis & Milu

kelli hiller

February 15, 2021

What a wonderful woman and such a loss. She was a great neighbor and friend to our aunt and will forever be a part of our home- she helped us buy it! She will be missed by so many.

Diane Vieira

February 15, 2021

Dear Richard and Nicole,
With our condolences for your loss.
Sincerely,
Gilbert Vieira and Family

Jan St Laurent

February 15, 2021

Anne was quite the baker. Will always remember the homemade nata she made for our summer parties. They were delicious and everyone enjoyed them. I say this with a sad heart, she’ll be missed.

Jose Pereira

February 14, 2021

Dear Nicole and Richard,

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Anabela.

Although we only met once during our wedding in Portugal a very long time ago, we instantly knew Anabela was a very kind and endearing person.

Please accept our deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time.

Jose and Bela Pereira

Kathy Ferreira

February 13, 2021

From that first morning when we both pulled up late for kindergarten , I knew I had found a kindred spirit. Over the years we shared so many special times raising our girls and becoming friends in our own right.
Thank you Anne for so many things. For all the times at your house enjoying delicious food and great company. For putting in your two cents when we bought our house which helped us make the right choice. For including Elyse in vacation experiences and just for being a second Mom to her. For all the fun times shared, whether it be camping, summer fun, birthdays , or just for being a friend. You will be in the hearts of our family always.💗

Robyn Eusebio

February 13, 2021

Rick and Nicole, we are very sorry for your loss.
Ann had such a happy spirit and always a kind word.
Our deepest sympathies,
The Eusebio Family

Sandra Empey

February 12, 2021

So sorry to hear about the passing of Ann, she was such a patient and kind person. Never had anything bad to say about anybody. God surely has a wonderful Angel now. God Bless in your journey to Heaven. You will be deeply missed. Many prayers to your surviving family in your time of sadness.

God Bless,
Sandra

Biography

Anabela “Anne” Pereira-Nelson, age 58, of Dartmouth, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 in her home surrounded by her loving family after a short but courageous battle with gastric cancer. She was the wife of Richard Nelson, to whom she shared 41 years together, 30 of which were as a married couple. In addition to her soulmate Richard, she is survived by her best friend and daughter, Nicole Anne Nelson of Dartmouth.

Born in Vale Francas, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Aurora (Rosa) Pereira and sister of the late Antonio J. Pereira. Anne was a Dartmouth High graduate and pursued further education in the fields of Fashion Merchandizing and Accounting. She took up various careers to explore her interests in fashion, interior design, real estate, physical wellbeing, and her passion for helping others which included working by her husband’s side. Her greatest occupation of all was being a loving mother to her daughter.

Anne was cherished for her compassion, nurturing nature, unwavering support, and endless patience. Anne’s creativity in all mediums improved everything she touched. A masterful cook, she was always looking for a mouth to feed. No one left her home without a full heart and a full stomach. Anne was a dedicated wife and mother. Although she only had one birth child, she raised and cared for many.

In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her mother in-law, Lillian M Nelson Pimental of Dartmouth; sister in-laws, Bella Pereira of Dartmouth and Janet Nelson of Lanesborough, MA; nieces and nephews, Diana Rodriguez and husband Jose of Dartmouth, Jessica Costa of Auckland, NZ, Jason Costa of Lanesborough, MA; additional nephews; and great nieces and great nephews. Other loved ones include Kelsey Rosa of Dartmouth and Robert Costa of New Bedford.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:00AM in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be Monday, February 15, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00PM at the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute, 230 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747. Private burial in Rural Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com