Mary Jane (Coyne) Nelson, 74, of Pittston, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Riverside Rehab and nursing center, where she was a resident for the last six years. She was born in Pittston on May 13, 1945 and was the daughter of the late William and Genevieve (McGarry) Coyne.
Mary was a 1963 graduate of Pittston High School. She retired from the Pittston Area School District after many years of employment. She enjoyed watching her favorite television show, “Law and Order”, and also enjoyed watching WWE Wrestling. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Nelson, who passed away in August of 1985 as well as her brothers, John and William “Corpy” Coyne.
She is survived by sons; Robert Nelson and his wife Brandi of Jenkins Twp. and George Nelson and his wife Hope of Taylor. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Levi and Grace Nelson, and many nieces and nephews.
Mary’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Riverside Rehab and Nursing Center for their kindness, compassion and excellent care over the past six years.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday evening, September 25, 2019 at 7:30pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Rev. Michael Shambora of the Stewart Memorial United Church, Old Forge officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Wednesday evening from 6pm until time of service.