Richard H. Nelson

Richard H. Nelson, 77, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newton, MA the son of the late Homer and Alice (Jordan) Nelson. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Bonnie (Patterson) Nelson; one son, Kevin Nelson and his wife Naomi of Mansfield; one daughter, Cindy Delsanto and her husband Nicholas of Rehoboth; 5 grandchildren: James Nelson, Kylie Nelson, Daniel Nelson, Marissa Delsanto and Brianna Delsanto; one great-granddaughter, Gabby; a sister, Peggy Elkins of Wakefield and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Richard was predeceased by his brother Robert Riedeman.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to: Beacon Hospice, 182 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720.

Funeral services are private at Richard’s request.


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  1. Cheryll Elkins on December 18, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    My deepest sympathies. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.
    Cheryll Elkins

  2. Pam Best on December 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Bonnie I am so sorry about Nelson. I did not realize he had been ill. My love and thoughts Bonnie love Pam

  3. Loretta Conte on December 18, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    My deepest condolences and prayers, to his wife, Bonnie his children and grandchildren and all his other family and friends. May he Rest In Peace, in God’s loving embrace.

  4. Marie Goddard on December 18, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Sorry for your great loss. Dick will always be remembered by our family. I remember when the kids were small how they would wait in the window to watch for his Cushman’s truck to make sure he got home safely on stormy days. He is safe now.
    Love, Marie.

  5. helen clagg on December 18, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    My condolences to the family

  6. Vincent Del Mastro on December 18, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Our shopping sincere sympathy to you Bonnie and your children.
    Vin and Nicky Del Mastro

  7. Zoe Kostaras on December 18, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Sending sincere condolences to you Bonnie and your family. May he Rest In Peace and have no more pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Zoe

  8. Donna Tenn Martisus on December 19, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Bonnie I was so sorry to hear about Dick. Condolences to all the family.
    When I got the news my mind went back to the days of softball. We had lots of fun at the field and after games. Those were definately good times. Cherish all the memories. RIP Dick. You will be missed!

  9. Cathy Zelinski on December 19, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Dear Bonnie & Family,
    My prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. I will remember Dick as my softball coach when I first moved to MA from NJ. He & Eddie were really fun guys. We did have lots of laughs after our games.
    May you cherish all your great memories to help you get through this difficult time.
    My condolences,
    Cathy Zelinski

  10. William Collentro on December 19, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Bonnie, We are sorry to hear of your loss and express our deepest condolences. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you through this difficult time.
    Bill & Caroline

  11. Jeannette and Ed on December 19, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    We were so sad to hear this sad news about Dick. You and the family are in our prayers.God speed Dick.

  12. Kevin Walker on December 19, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Cindy, sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope the memories you have put a smile on your face.

  13. Susan Hitchcock on December 19, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Deepest condolences to you, Bonnie, and your entire family. Our hope is in the Lord. May that be helpful at this special time of year, knowing He came to show us the way to eternal life. Blessings, Sue

  14. Joyce Pannebecker on December 19, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear about Dick. I will always remember meeting him for the first time when I was 4 years old out at the mailbox with Tina, your German shepherd.
    I have the most wonderful memories of years shared with your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Joyce

  15. Lestyn Gilmore on December 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    My sincerest condolences Bonnie.

  16. Allan Johnson on December 20, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss Bonnie . Sending my condolences to you and your family .

  17. Irene Lepro on December 20, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Kevin and your family, my sincere condolences to all of you at this very difficult time!! My heart goes out to you all!!
    Irene Lepro

  18. Donna Comtois on December 21, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Bonnie, Kevin, Cindy and extended family,

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. We know that it has been painful to watch your loved one suffer. May he rest in peace now and may Our Lord bless all of you through this difficult time.

    Love, The Comtois, Wood Family

  19. Arlene Macaione on December 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Kevin, so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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