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Obituary for Warren C. Nelson

Warren C. Nelson, age 89 of Acton, Massachusetts passed away peacefully in his home on March 12, 2022.

Warren was born on October 27, 1932 to Edwin Hjalmer and Anna Victoria Nelson in the town of Waltham. He grew up there with his older brother Herbert. Upon his graduation from Waltham High School in 1952, Warren enlisted in the United States Air Force to serve for four years. He then returned to Massachusetts where he proudly worked for the family construction company, E.H. Nelson & Co., and built many beautiful homes in the western suburbs of Boston. He married Brenda Gill of Gardner in May of 1960, built a wonderful home in Acton and had three children, Geoffrey, Jennifer and Susan.

Warren was happiest in the company of his family and friends. He was a very active and proud dad and always came to his children’s and grandchild’s games and events. He was supportive and strong through all the happy moments and difficult times. Family vacations were the best whether they were on the Cape, in Maine or on an adventure elsewhere. He loved good food and always praised his wife’s cooking. He was proud of his Swedish heritage and his family still upholds many Swedish cultural traditions. He was a lover of jazz music and, he and Brenda, encouraged the children to listen to all kinds of music. He enjoyed being active and took great care of his home, maintaining the yard and growing vegetables in the garden. Upon his retirement, he took up golf which he played for many years. Warren was kind and funny. He was greatly loved and will be missed dearly.

Warren is survived by his wife Brenda G. Nelson, son Geoffrey C. Nelson, daughters Jennifer Barry and Susan Price, daughter-in-law Jessica S. Nelson, grandson Soren Nelson and son-in-law Bruce Barry.

A memorial service will be held at the South Acton Congregational Church at 35 School Street, Acton on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 AM with a gathering in the parish hall afterwards. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Warren’s name to the Acton Food Pantry.

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