Westborough – Nellie L. Fryer, 97, of Westborough, passed away on Aug. 28, 2021 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare – University Hospital in Worcester. She was the wife of the late Thomas B. Fryer Jr. and Michael B. Dayotas.
Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late George and Petronela (Matuskyte) Ruksnaitis. She was raised and educated in Worcester and was a graduate of Commerce High School.
Nellie was employed for many years as a clerk for the Town of Northborough Water Department.
She enjoyed square dancing, cooking, baking and was a talented seamstress. After the tragic death of her first husband, she raised her three children alone.
Nellie is survived by three children, Peter M. Dayotas and his wife Evelyn of Northborough, Paul G. Dayotas and his wife Cynthia of Westborough, and Pamela A. Fryer and her husband John of Upton; three step-children, Christine A. Reed and her husband Thomas of Brownsburg, Ind., John T. Fryer and his wife Pamela of Upton, and Robert T. Fryer and his wife Sherrie of Laconia, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ann Judge and Eva Kelliher.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough. Calling hours at the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Luke The Evangelist Church Memorial Fund, 70 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581.