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Nelson, Earl

Earl Howard “Huck” Nelson, a lifelong resident of Readville, Massachusetts died Friday, October 1st, 2010 at the Milton Hospital in Milton, Massachusetts after a brief illness.  He was 79.  Earl was born August 18, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of Guy and Vinnie (Chapman) Nelson.  Huck attended Hyde Park High School and then worked as a rigger for Shaughnessy Crane Service of Boston.  He was also a proud member of the Teamsters Union Local 25 of Boston.  Huck was an avid hunter and looked forward to deer hunting season in Maine each year.  He is survived by his wife, Joan Elizabeth (Homer) Nelson; his son, James Nelson of Holbrook; his two daughters, Linda Childs of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Laura Gallagher of Sharon; his brother, Ralph nelson of Arizona; and his sister, Claire Flowers of Wilmington, North Carolina; as well as seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Monday, October 4th from 5 to 8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Tuesday at 10 AM at the funeral home followed by burial in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Guestbook Entries

  1. M.L.Hurt
    October 2nd, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Very sorry to read of the passimg of your dear loved one Earl. Life is such a precious gift and yet so short-lived for the time we exist. I am writing to share a few words of comfort and encouragement from the source of truth the bible.
    God holds out a wonderful hope for all those in the grave. At John 11:25 Jesus said “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. HE THAT EXERCIES FAITH IN ME, EVEN THOUGH HE DIES, WILL COME TO LIFE.”
    The nine accounts of ones in the bible who were resurrecte are a guarantee that the resurrection of others is possible. God can bring back the billions of dead he holds within his perfect memory. (John 5-28,29) What a blessed reason to hope in God!
    With the gift of your memories of Earl they will bring you great joy. When a loved one becomes a memory that memory turns into treasure.
    May you and yours lean on Jehovah God for the strength you need at this sad time. (PSALMS 83-18)


  2. Judy Dunn Brennan and Family
    October 3rd, 2010 | 11:53 pm

    Aunt Joanne, Linda, Laurie and Jimmy,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Eggsy’s passing. I have many fond memories of the times we shared at the Homer homestead and the many other family gatherings that brought us all together. He was such a kind, laid back, happy guy. I will always remember his special quiet presence and all the great things he always shared about his wonderful family who meant so much to him. I wish I could be there to give you all hugs. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and strength in the coming days by leaning on each other and those who are there to support you.

    Much love,
    Judy, Todd, Kyle, Tyler and Ryan Brennan

  3. October 4th, 2010 | 11:59 am

    I’m very sorry to hear about Huck’s passing . It was a pleasure to have worked with him at Shaughnessy.He shared alot of knowledge about the trade with me and told alot of funny story’s to make it a enjoyable day to be in his crew..He will be missed by me and every guy that was lucky enough to have worked beside him.. MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU, MAY THE WIND BE ALWAYS AT YOUR BACK,MAY THE SUN SHINE WARM APON YOUR FACE,THE RAINS FALL SOFT UPON YOUR FIELDS,AND TILL WE MEET AGAIN,MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HANDS . Lawrence Heighton,

  4. October 4th, 2010 | 12:03 pm

    Lawrence Heighton P.O Box 462 Humarock Ma 02047

  5. Nick and Maryellen Cappa
    October 5th, 2010 | 2:32 pm

    Joan we are sorry of loss your husband Huck, and we could not make it to wake or funeral. He will always be in our prayers.

  6. margie rizzo whitson
    October 7th, 2010 | 10:10 pm

    Linda and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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