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Obituary for Donald Nelson

<>SHREWSBURY- Donald R. "Bob" Nelson, 80, of Vista Dr., died Wednesday January 9th in the UMass Memorial Hosital, Worcester.

He leaves his loving wife of 59 years, Katharine M. (Colaizzi) Nelson; his nine children, Donald Nelson and his wife Suzanne, Paul Nelson and his wife Rozy, David Nelson and his wife Carol, William Nelson and his wife Patricia, Stehan Nelson, Katharine Furst and her husband Arthur, Suzanne Bell and her husband Andy, Patricia Nelson and her comanion Bill Ellis, and Elizabeth Ward and her husband Michael; as well as 10 grandchildren.

He was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Fritz and Winifred (Bombard) Nelson and has lived in Shrewsbury for many years. He graduated from Emerson College, Boston.

An accomlished trumet layer and vocalist, Bob was the leader of the "Bob Nelson Orchestra". His grou layed as the house band at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, for many years. The orchestra was also a featured grou at the former Yankee Drummer Inn in Auburn, and the former Framingham Motor Inn. Bob also had a long career with Equifax as an insurance investigator.

He was a member of Saint Mary's Parish, Shrewsbury, and sang in its choir for many years. He was a member of the Aldehi Council, Knights of Columbus in Shrewsbury, and the Shrewsbury Senior Center Men's Friends Club. Bob also volunteered as a greeter at the Shrewsbury High School.

Relatvies and friends are invited to attend Bob's funeral on Saturday, January 12th with a Mass celebrated at 11 AM in Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. There are no calling hours, and burial will be rivate.
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