Southborough – Barbara (LaCounte) Nelson, 77, died at her home Tuesday, July 17, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Nelson, who died in 2006.
She leaves her sons, Scott Nelson and Michael Nelson and his wife, Lisa; her grandchildren, Andrew Nelson, Jessie Chenard, Jennie Duhn and Bob Nelson; and her former daughter-in-law, Marci Nelson.
Born in Boston, the daughter of Lewis and Jennie (Tregoning) LaCounte, she was a 1948 graduate of the former Peter's High School in Southborough.
Mrs. Nelson married her high school sweetheart in 1949 and, for many years, they owned and operated the former Central Garage of Southborough. She was also a waitress at the former Andrea Restaurant in Southborough for 20 years.
Mrs. Nelson was an active member of the First Community Church in Southborough and enjoyed collecting antiques. She was an avid gardener and loved watching the birds at her bird feeders.
A graveside service was held July 21 at Rural Cemetery in Southborough. The Morris Funeral Home of Southborough directed arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent in to the Friends of the Council on Aging, 9 Cordaville Rd., Southborough, MA 01772 or to UMass Memorial Hospice, 650 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605.