Harold J. Nelson, 90, of Endicott Street, Danvers, formerly of
Allen Lane, Ipswich, died of multiple health issues in the
Beverly Hospital on January 28, 2018. He was the husband of the
late Eleanor M. (Perkins) Nelson, with whom he shared fifty-six
years of marriage.
Harold was born in Boston on August 28, 1927, the son of the
late John C. and Alice (Paulsen) Nelson. During World War II he
proudly served as a Seaman First Class in the U. S. Navy.
Following his honorable discharge Harold pursued a degree in
Accounting at Bentley College. For many years he was employed by
General Electric as a Cost Proposals Manager.
While raising their three children, Harold and Eleanor enjoyed
creating lifelong memories that included many road trips and
family summer vacations throughout New England. For many years
he enjoyed his winter months in Florida. Although Harold’s
professional career focused on accounting and finance he was a
self-taught carpenter and he hand built his family a home in
Woburn. He was an avid golfer who spent many happy hours at his
favorite course Old Newbury Golf Club in Newbury where he served
as President. Harold was also an avid Red Sox fan.
He is survived by a son, Carl J. Nelson and his wife
Evelyn Chu of Reading; a daughter, Deborah Nelson Snell and her
husband Robert P. Snell of Scituate; four grandchildren, Kristen
Nelson of New York City and her fiancé Patrick Dalton, Kara
Nelson of Medford, Patrick Snell of Scituate, Margaret Snell of
New York City and many
nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gladys
Nelson Goldsmith and Clifford Nelson both formerly of E.
Wakefield, NH. In addition to his wife Eleanor he was
predeceased by a son Roger Nelson.
His funeral service will be held Wednesday January 31 at 11 am
in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment with
Military Honors will be held in the spring at the Maple Lane
Cemetery, Stratham, NH.