Bernard “Bernie” Nelson of Chelmsford, MA
He was married to Betty (Pappas) Nelson with whom he would have celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on March 14, 2016.
Born in Clinton, MA on Oct. 31, 1945, he was a son of the late Oscar and Geraldine Nelson. Bernie graduated from Wachusett Regional High School with the Class of 1964. He attended Culinary Institute of CT.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the US Army attaining the rank of SP5.
Bernie worked as a Foreman for the New England Power Service Co. for many years before retirement. He enjoyed years of camping and taking his kids on outdoor adventures. Bernie loved his dogs, especially Hannibal. He treasured the time he got to spend with his granddaughter Sarah grace. He loved his trucks, singing, and music. All that knew him will miss his playful nature and dedication to family.
Besides his wife he is survived by his son, Adam W. Nelson and his wife Kerianne of Chelmsford; his daughter, Stacey M. Nelson of Chelmsford; his granddaughter “the apple of his eye”, Sarah Nelson; two brothers and their wives, Gerald and Tongsri Nelson of Chelmsford and John and Lisa Nelson of N. Anson, ME; three sisters and their husbands, Hulda and Dr. Tim Mann of Ellenton, FL, Karen Wiberg of Rutland, MA, and Ellen and Shawn Smith of Kissimmee, FL and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Jonathan O. Nelson who died June 9, 2002.
Visiting hours Thursday 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Friday at 11:00 AM in the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD,MA. Burial at a later date in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. For those that wish Memorials may be made in his name to the Disabled Veterans of America PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 .