Jeffrey “Jeff” W. Nelson

FAIRFIELD – Jeffrey “Jeff” W. Nelson, 77, passed away peacefully, May 19, 2021 at home with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 14, 1943 in Gardiner, the second child of Madeline (Suttie) Nelson.

Jeff grew up at Ocean Point as a young boy into his teens and moved to Winslow. He attended Winslow High School and entered the navy in 1962. He spent the next four years on the USS Albany cruiser and honorably discharged in June 1966.

He married Marilyn Hersey on June 26, 1971. He worked at CH Vigue Lumber and Scott Paper/Kimberly Clark until closing in 1998. He later joined J & S Oil Company for eight years and retired in 2006.

Jeff and Marilyn spent many years traveling around the East coast in their motorhome enjoying lots of different areas. Jeff’s favorite spot was in Ocean Point sitting at 3 trees, near his childhood home, with his binoculars checking out all the boats going by. After retirement Jeff enjoyed catching up with friends at Tim Hortons and Dunkin Donuts. He also shared a special bond with his grandson and enjoyed picking him up from school weekly.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Marilyn; son, Mark and wife Cindy, daughter, Jaime and husband Kevin Nutting; granddaughter, Kayla Nelson, grandson, Kobe Nutting; great-grandchildren, Parker, Rylee and Lane; brothers, Peter and wife Sandra, Jon and wife Wendy. Jeff was predeceased by his mother, Madeline Nelson; sister Wendy Lane.

A graveside service will be held Friday, June 18, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Mt Vernon Road, Augusta with reception to follow.

Arrangement under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Jeff’s memory to:

The American

Cancer Society

New England Division

One Bowdoin Mill Island

Suite 300

Topsham, ME 04086-1240

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