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Richard Gunnar Nelson, Jr.

October 6, 1943 ~ September 6, 2017 (age 73)

Richard Gunnar Nelson, Jr., “Dick”, 73, of Hebron, beloved husband of Lorraine (Bricault) Nelson, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2017).  Born Oct. 6, 1943 in Gardner, MA, he was the son of the late Richard and Janet (Urbanski) Nelson.  In addition to his loving wife of nearly 51 years, he leaves three children, David of Hebron, Brian and wife, Sharon of Colchester and Mea Kline and her husband, Neal of East Haddam; five grandchildren, Darren, Alyssa, Christopher, Myles and Aaron; his brother, Mark of Salem; his mother-in-law, Lucille Bricault of Hebron; and numerous extended family and friends.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Julie; and his sister-in-law, Lisa Nelson.  A draftsman, Mr. Nelson worked as a tool designer for many years at both Electric Boat in Groton and most recently, Electro-Methods in South Windsor.  He had also served proudly with the National Guard.  Dick was an avid fan of both the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.  In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Greenleaf in Hebron but always found his greatest joy in his family.  The family will receive guests from 1 – 3 PM Sunday (Sept. 10th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  A Chapel Service will be observed at 2:30 PM during the visitation.  Burial will be private in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Hebron.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 (www.nationalmssociety.org).  


Charitable donations may be made to:

National MS Society
P.O. Box 4527, New York NY 10163
Web: http://www.nationalmssociety.org



 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
September 10, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Chapel Service
Sunday
September 10, 2017

2:30 PM
Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415


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