Jane (Doran) Nelson

January 6, 1948August 8, 2019

Jane (Doran) Nelson, age 71, of Fall River, formerly of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Sakonnet Bay Manor after a short battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Jeffrey M. Nelson.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Edward and Helena (Sullivan) Doran.

A graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s School, she continued her education at National Louis University in Chicago, where she received her Master’s Degree in both Science and Human Resources. She also earned a Nursing Degree from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.

Mrs. Nelson was an Administrator for the American Society of Human Genetics in Bethesda, MD for twenty-five years before her retirement in 2006. She enjoyed crafting with sea shells and glass and most of all spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Matthew Salomon and his fiance, Andrea Parodi of Frederick, MD, four brothers, Paul Doran of Dartmouth, Edward J. Doran of Portsmouth, RI, Brian Doran of Braintree and Jeffrey Doran of ME; two sisters, Ann E. Picco of Annandale, VA, Mary Lou Sullivan of Tiverton, RI and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. An additional hour of visitation will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with a Funeral Service in the funeral home at 11:00 AM. Burial will be private. Contributions in her honor may be made to The ALS Association, D.C., MD, VA Chapter, 30 West Gude Drive, Suite 150, Rockville, MD 20850.


  • The ALS Association, D.C., MD, VA Chapter



  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019


  • Private Burial


Jane (Doran) Nelson

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judith sanford

August 17, 2019

The tribute to Jane was beautiful.The picture of the house on Middle Avenue brought back memories of when we were neighbors.Such an incredible family with a household always buzzing with activity.
To each and every Doran, I send my deepest sympathy.

Dan Sullivan

August 13, 2019

To the Doran Family....I am truly sorry about Jane's passing and our Families thoughts and prayers are for her and all of you.
I can say that Jane was my favorite cousin and together we had many adventures during and around our college days.She has a wonderful spirit and a caring soul that will not be forgotten.Unfortunately,as often happens,we eventually lost touch and time goes on.Thankfully,about five years ago,we met with our respective spouses for dinner in Charleston.She was the same delightful lady that I knew in our youth.
Dan Sullivan

Steven Salomon

August 12, 2019

Dear Matt,
We are very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing.
We hope that all of your wonderful
Memories will help you through this difficult time.

Cousins Steve,Sue,Jeff&Hayley

Nelson and María Antonieta Sanchez

August 12, 2019

Matt and the Doran’s family , you have our deepest sympathy! We are tremendously saddened for your loss. The memory of Jane will give you comfort, and her legacy will live on. God Bless your family.

Nelson, and Toni Sánchez

Cathy (Lash) Del Nero

August 9, 2019

To all of you wonderful Dorans:
My deepest sympathy on this huge loss. Jane was one of a kind. Warm and funny and kind. I too was fortunate enough to hear her rendition of Scotch & Soda on a variety of occasions. I can hear her now.
Love to all,

Joanne Braz

August 8, 2019

To Matt and all the Dorans, please accept my heartfelt condolances on the loss of Jane.
From "Scotch and Soda" to many other songs, may Jane be remembered with a smile on her face and a zest for life. She will definitely be missed.

Alan Isherwood

August 8, 2019

Matt... so so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was such a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew her. I last saw her at her seventieth birthday party. I can still hear her singing Scotch & Soda!

I will always remember her!