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Clayton L. Nelson, Jr.

April 5, 1931 February 28, 2007
Clayton L. Nelson, Jr.
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Obituary for Clayton L. Nelson, Jr.

Clayton L. Nelson, Jr. Williston - Clayton L. Nelson, Jr., 75, a longtime area resident passed away early Wednesday, February 28, 2007, his home on Whitney Hill with his loving family at his side. He was born in St. Albans, Vermont on April 5, 1931, the son of the late Clayton L. and Jennie (Guyette) Nelson, Sr. Clayton was a 1951 graduate of Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict where he received the Purple Heart. For many years her worked for the Allied Chemical Company in Pennsylvania. Clayton was a life member of the Howard Plant Post #782, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Burlington and of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife of fifty-four years, Gisele (Guertin) Nelson of Williston, their three children; Melissa Provost and her husband, Barry of Burlington, Vermont, Mark Nelson, Sr of Aberdeen, Maryland and Stephen Nelson and his wife, Susan of Taylor, Pennsylvania, his five grandchildren, Mark, Jr. and Leigh-Ann Nelson of Elkton, Maryland, Stephen Nelson, Jr., of Taylor, Pennsylvania and his beloved Nickolas and Christina Provost of Burlington, Vermont, his sister, Nancy Kennedy and her husband, Edmond of Barnet, Vermont and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Clayton and Jennie, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine Joyce Nelson on April 1, 1984, and his son, Brian J. Nelson on May 16, 1985 and his sisters, Madeline Dimick, Helena Eagan and Jacqueline Sweeny. Clayton’s family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Haddock, Margaret and the Visiting Nurses Association, Hospice Program for the care he received during his illness. A Clayton’s request there will be no visitation at this time. A graveside funeral service with full military honors will be held later this spring at the St. Albans Bay Cemetery at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Clayton’s memory, may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 96305, Washington, DC 20090-6305. Assisting Clayton’s family is the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.

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