Funeral mass for Nellie A. Pelky, of Massena will be held Feb. 10, 2011 at Church of the Sacred Heart in Massena with Rev. Donald Manfred presiding. The funeral mass will be at 12:00 noon at the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon following services at the American Legion. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Nellie passed away on Feb. 7, 2011 at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Nellie is survived by a daughter, Lonnalea "Lonnie" Pelky Thomson and husband Bud of Massena; two sons, Dale of Massena and Jeffrey and wife Diane of Broadalbin; nine grandchildren, Tammy Hooper, Timothy Thomson, Marissa Mitchell, Ryan Pelky, Tonya Pelky, Nicole Pelky, Jason VanValkenburg, Justin Pelky, and Kyle Pelky; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Ordena Corlew; two brothers, Lloyd Jarvis of Wisconsin, and Gene and wife Gloria Jarvis of Las Vegas, NV; and several nieces and nephews.
Nellie was predeceased by a son, Fay David Pelky; a brother, David Jarvis; and a sister, Rayona Jarvis.
Nellie was born on February 1, 1922 in Massena the daughter of Clarence and Ethel (Kirkey) Jarvis. She graduated from Massena High School. She married Charles J. Pelky on October 7, 1942 in Massena, he predeceased her on January 4, 2008. Nellie loved to play bingo and cards. She enjoyed the time spent with her family listening to music.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Massena Rescue Squad. Arrangements are under the direction of the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.