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To Barbara and the Nelson Family I was sorry to hear of Bill's passing. There are so many good memories of Bill at Sheila's Grove.


Posted by: Bob Coughlin - Osterville, MA - Friend   Apr 29, 2020

Bill &Bob go back almost 80 years, so there are too many memories to sort through. We have lost our oldest,dearest friend. We feel like a member of our Family has passed. RIP Bill, you've earned your eternal rest


Posted by: Bob & Marge Moriarty - Melbourne, FL - Family Friend   Apr 28, 2020

Barbara and family - we are so sorry for your loss. We met Bill and you at Laura's wedding. He obviously loved his family. Our hearts go out to all of you.


Posted by: Cathy Langtry - Salem, NH - Acquaintance   Apr 28, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, and glad I was able to see Bill and Barbara in recent times.


Posted by: Diann Johnson - FL - Family   Apr 28, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you Nelson girls and family. I have wonderful memories of Mr. Nelson. Such a wonderful sense of humor! I would love when He and my Dad would joke, Dad on the porch, Bill in the driveway. Such fond memories. This must be so difficult for Mrs. Nelson. I know you will all all surround her with love.


Posted by: Mary Claire - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Neighbor   Apr 27, 2020

I am so sorry Lynne and Dan. Your family will be in my loving thoughts and prayers .


Posted by: Louise Doyle - Tyngsborough, MA - Friend   Apr 27, 2020

I didn't know Bill for very long but liked him from the moment I met him. I could see and feel the love he felt for his family and saw how he looked with pride at the littlest members of the family. Prayers for strength and peace to Barbara and family.


Posted by: Linda Boisvert - Nashua, NH   Apr 26, 2020

I am so sad that Papa Bill is no longer with his family. I remember him as a kind and funny man. And he loved my pug Chu. He will be missed, his family and friends can fill their hearts with good memories. Godspeed Bill.


Posted by: Marsha Morlock - Haines City, FL - Family Friend   Apr 26, 2020

Mr. Nelson was loved by all. He was always kind and good to me which I am sure wasn't easy since he knew me best during my teenage years growing up with Lori. He LOVED Christmas. And I couldn't wait to see the house after he finished decorating it with thousands of ornaments and Christmas themed things.There literally was not an inch of the house that wasn't covered with a Christmas trinket. It was amazing!
Though, my most distinct memory

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Posted by: Becky Reilly - Los Angeles, CA   Apr 26, 2020


The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.


Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   Apr 26, 2020