SOUTH PORTLAND - Mary Carol (Nelson) Loud, 92, died Thursday January 31, 2013, at the South Portland Nursing Home. She was born June 14, 1920 in Yonkers, NY a daughter of Harry and Ethel (Phillips) Nelson. Mary grew up in New York City and Newton, MA. She was a graduate of Newton High School class of 1937 and Middlebury College class 1941. After college graduation she taught French/Spanish and English at Ilion NY High School. She returned to Boston and worked for several years at John Hancock. During that time she met her husband Will. They married in 1949. Once her children arrived Mary stayed home and did volunteer work, substitute taught and tutored in foreign languages. Mary was a member of the Wellesley Village Congregational Church, where she was a Deaconess, and the Middlebury Alumni Associations, where she was a past president of the Boston Chapter. She enjoyed her neighborhood reading group and French classes until her late 80's. In addition to her parents Mary was predeceased by her husband Willard H. Loud Jr. in 1996. She is survived by sister Elizabeth Cary of Scarborough; a daughter, Cynthia L. Rice and her husband John of South Portland; son, Philip N. Loud and his wife Jennifer of Northport, MI; six grandchildren Lindsay Rice of Newton MA, Abigail Rice of Brighton MA, Molly Rice of New Orleans LA, Jacqueline Rice of South Portland, ME, Christopher Loud of Los Angeles, CA and Nicholas Loud of Los Angeles, CA. She will be remembered as an intelligent loving mother, grandma and sister. A graveside service will held in the spring at the Blue Mountain Cemetery, Ryegate, VT. Arrangements entrusted to Conroy - Tully Crawford, South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Those wishing to remember Mary may make a donation to the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 151 South Ryegate, VT 05069. Online condolences may be expressed below.