Albert Nelson Horton of Dunstable


Albert Nelson Horton, 70, a 44-year resident of Dunstable died Saturday January 14, 2017 at the Westford House in Westford.

He was married to Leslie Horton with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 14, 2016.

Born in Nova Scotia, Canada he was the son of the late Albert and Evelyn Horton. He graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1964.

Nelson retired in 2009 from Polaroid of Waltham where he worked as an electrician for over 30 years.

Nelson loved his family and was a loyal friend to many. He had an infectious laugh, loved to tell stories, and was always willing to go on an impromptu adventure.  Nelson was happiest outdoors.  He was an avid beekeeper for 20 years, and was a member of several area sportsmen’s clubs.  Nelson lived his life to the fullest, and he cherished the time he spent hunting and fishing with his family and friends.

Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter, Kelli Horton Prodanas and her husband, Gregory Prodanas of Salem, MA; brothers, Frederick and his wife, Kaye Horton Sr. of Hudson, MA and LeRoy and his wife, Cheryl Horton of Westford; sisters, Joan Pedersen of Lowell and Dawna and her husband, Alec Vlahos of Cheshire, CT and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Thurs. 4 to 7 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made in his memory to a charity of one’s choice.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


January 19, 2017
4 PM - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Emily Layte says:

    So sorry for your loss,he was my husband David’s causin.The Layte family

  2. Lil holloway says:

    Leslie and Kelli,

    I am so sorry that we can’t be there tonight. You are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Lil and Bob

  3. Chet Parsons (polaroid) says:

    Nelson was a good friend and hunting buddy while we worked at polaroid. I hold onto some great memories.

  4. Richie Molloy says:

    Leslie – I am sorry for your loss. I am sad. Nelson was a good friend. Thank you for mentioning Nelson graduated in 1964 from Chelmsford High School. Nelson was a valuable member of our class. I spoke to Nelson at every reunion. Nelson was the glue that kept us together and made our class exceptional. Richie Molloy

  5. Kristen Fleury says:

    Kelli –

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I apologize that I can’t be there tomorrow evening, but my thoughts are absolutely with you and your family. As a fellow only child, I definitely understand how difficult it must be to lose a beloved parent. I’m here for you if you need anything – just say the word!


  6. Bryan Leary says:

    Although Nellie and I haven’t seen each other in a long time, we had some wonderful times together at the Tyngsboro Sportsmen’s Club over the years. We became friends when we co-chaired our popular 3D archery shoots at the club. He was such a pleasure to work with and we both had many things in common – we loved the outdoors, loved to bow hunt, and especially liked to brag about our daughter(s). Nelson was a class act, the ultimate gentleman, and a really good guy. Memories of Nellie will continue to bring a smile to my face.

  7. LeRoy Horton says:

    You were a great friend and big brother I will miss fishing ,shooting ,playing cribbage with you.i will miss having a cold beer and listening to your stories. Most of all having you as a big brother.
    Love you brother

  8. Bill Murray says:

    My Heart is very sad today. I have procrastinated for so long a time. He was my very Best Man at my wedding and in my young life. He was always there for me when I needed him. Rest well my friend and no kibitzing with Pat on my arrival. Soon enough my friend. Our mutual friend Linda just called to let me know you had joined God to help him keep things in order. WHen you see Ray please say HI for me and sorry I missed him. We learned a lot from him. God Bless you my friend, rest well. See you soon.

  9. Jennifer Reed says:

    Al always brought a smile and a room filling laugh. He taught me so much as my beekeeping mentor with a clumsy start and my ‘artful’ fly tying endeavors. He was always patient with my questions and generous with his knowledge. I miss him deeply and he lives I my heart ever full of laughter and mischief. My good friend.

  10. Bob Fenochetti says:

    I was lucky enough to be a friend of Al’s for over 11 years. After meeting him through a mutual friend in Dunstable we became fast friends. We enjoyed many of the same activities; hunting, fishing and playing cribbage. He introduced me to beekeeping and I introduced him to my friends. He was always the first to offer to help and to roll up his sleeves. He will be sorely missed. Shoot straight, See you on the other side. Sleep well my friend. Bob

  11. George Logan says:

    Nelson worked for us at New England transit for a few years after hus retirement from Polaroid and was a wonderful person to have around. He was always willing to do anything to help others and was well liked by his fellow employees abd customers alike. We all are saddened by his loss and will miss him greatly.

  12. Charlie Shadan says:

    Nelson,You will be missed by so many at the Fly Shop.You were a true friend and gentleman!Best wishes in your new life of happiness.
    Charlie Shadan

  13. Anne Fenochetti says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Leslie, Kelli and Greg. Al’s passing leaves a big hole in the lives of many. He was a wonderful friend and will be sorely missed. Take care, Anne and Bob Fenochetti

  14. Larry Dorr says:

    My thoughts are with you at this time.
    I’m so sorry
    Prayers for you and your family

  15. Justin Daley says:


    I am very sorry to hear about your loss.


    Justin Daley

  16. Ernie Huber says:

    I am truly sorry to hear that Al passed away. I knew him through the bee club where he always was helpful to everyone and had a good sense of humor. He gave you the feeling that he really enjoyed this life. I will try to make the visiting hours but am not certain yet.

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