MONSON – Douglas Frank Nelson, 62, passed away Nov. 29, 2013, suddenly at his home in Monson. He was born April 16, 1951, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Frank and Mary (Greenleaf) Nelson.
He graduated in 1969, Valedictorian of the last graduating class at Monson Academy and from the University of Maine with a degree in Engineering. He retired from GE in 2003 and moved back to Monson that same year. He was a member and past officer of Columbia-Doric Masonic Lodge No. 149, Greenville and many of its affiliates, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Almeda Chapter No. 149, Dover-Foxcroft. From June 2005 until March 2012 he served on the board of Selectman for the town of Monson.
He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, David. He is survived by his sister and her husband, Deborah and Foster Ward of Monson; his sister-in-law, Diana Nelson of Greenville; his nieces and nephews, Mari-Ellyn Ward of Brewer, Frank Ward and his wife, Crystal, of Greenville, Jennifer Ward and her husband, David Dante, of Flat Rock, N.C., Robert Nelson and his wife, Linda, of Janesville, Wis., and Monica Jasinski and her fiancé, Todd Tedeschi, of Richfield, Wis.; several great-nieces and great-nephews; aunts; cousins; and special friends, Reggie and Cindy Page of Abbot.
Graveside services will be announced in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monson Historical Society, care of Molly Poole – Treasurer, 167 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, ME 04474; or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.