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Mary Joe Nelson Price

October 23rd, 1934 - August 8th, 2017

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     Mary Joy (Nelson) Price, age 82, a resident of the Woodlands at Forestview Skilled Nursing Center, peacefully passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Born in Erie, October 23, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William and Lenore (Dalton) Nelson.

     “Joy” was a graduate of Academy High School, Villa Maria College and Edinboro Teacher’s College. She taught in the Erie School District until retiring in 1997. 

     She was affectionately known as “J J” by Kendall and Cole, her great-grandchildren, and loved traveling to the mountains for her special visits with them.

     Joy enjoyed hosting her girls Friday Bible Group.    

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Melanie Price and her brother, James Nelson.

          She is survived by her daughter, Michele Chojnacki, husband Daniel, of Erie and her son, Ronald Price, wife Gillian, of Greenville, Ind.; six grandchildren, Amanda Chojnacki Golden, Ali and Joshua Chojnacki, Kaily, Nicolette and Zachery Price; and great-grandchildren, Kendall and Cole Golden.

          There will be no public services. Arrangements are under the direction of Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 W. 38th Street. Private burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Joy’s family would like to thank the staff at the Woodlands at Forestview for their exceptional care. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite 15, Erie, PA  16505.