Henry F. Nelson Sr.

76, of Holliston , formerly of Dorchester, died in Milford Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, June 16, 2009. He was the husband of the late Joanne
M. (Burke) Nelson.

Born in Boston, on January 6, 1933, he was the son of the late Henry V. and Elizabeth Nelson. Mr. Nelson graduated from Milton High School, Class of 1951 and Northeastern University School of Management in 1956. Mr. Nelson retired from the Frank Russell Trust Co. as a financial manager in 1989. Prior to that, he was a pension fund manager for the City of Boston and State of Massachusetts.

A resident of Dorchester most of his life, he was a sailing and sports enthusiast and was a President, Treasurer and Coach of Dorchester Lower Mills Youth Hockey League. He founded the Codman Hill Civic Association and Lower Mills Villager newspaper and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 180 DLM.

He is survived by his sons; Henry F. Nelson, Jr. of Medfield, John E. Nelson of Quincy and Robert J. Nelson of Holliston. He was the brother of David E. Nelson of Martha’s Vineyard, Peter Nelson of Oakton, VA and the late William P. Nelson. He is also survived by grandchildren: Shannon, Colin, Timothy, Marykate, Siobhan and Ryan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church, Dorchester on Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 AM. Interment Milton Cemetery. Visiting hours in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday
4-8 PM.