Lorraine A. Walker Nelson, 94, of Belle Vernon, Washington Twp., passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Mon Valley Hospital, Monongahela. Born April 10, 1927 in Charleroi, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. Walker Sr. and Alice Lessman Walker. A lifelong resident of Belle Vernon, Mrs. Nelson was a member of St. Sebastian R.C. Church, Belle Vernon, was a homemaker, enjoyed crocheting, traveling and playing cards and bingo at the Center on the Hill. Lorraine also enjoyed baking and was well known for her cookie trays but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her three children Robert W. Nelson Jr. & wife Pamela of Belle Vernon, Patricia A. Canigiani & husband Thomas of Perryopolis, Christopher T. Nelson Sr. & wife Cindy of Belle Vernon; seven grandchildren Aaron (Meredith) Nelson, Amber (Jesse) Gagich, Thomas (Carol) Canigiani, Nicole (Denise) Canigiani, Adam (Jessica) Canigiani Sr., Shannon (Ryan) Moncini, Christopher (Freya) Nelson Jr., eight great grandchildren Lila Nelson, Brett Nelson, Rachel Canigiani, Heather Canigiani, Adam Canigiani Jr., Dominic Moncini, Ariana Moncini, Emma Moncini; brother Joseph J. Walker Jr. of Charleroi and sister Dolores Harhai of Monessen. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Nelson Sr. (2008) and sister Alberta White.
Visitation will be private for the family at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Prayers of Transfer will be held Tuesday at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by public funeral mass at 10:00 am at St. Sebastian R.C. Church with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston as celebrant. Entombment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
The family would also wish to extend a very special thank you to the staff at the Hallsworth House for the wonderful care given to Mom and to the OSPTA hospice team for their care and support.
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