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Peter R. Nelson

February 20, 1957 — June 16, 2022

Calling hours will be held on Saturday June 25 from 4-7pm. Words of remembrance will be held at 7 PM.



Born February, 20, 1957 Peter was so many things, but most naturally he was a wordsmith, carefully spinning nouns, adjectives, and verbs into spectacular poignant tapestries of his thoughts and feelings. There is little doubt that had something to do with his appetite for books. The written word was one of his obsessions, finishing a couple of books a week and reading several at a time. Another job Peter had was being a Silver Screen Cinephile since he was a child, visually consuming thousands of films and TV shows over the course of his life, seemingly able to retain all the details through the osmosis of the flickering screen. He was also part time ghost hunter searching graveyards and old buildings for the answers to the afterlife. Perhaps his favorite job was being a “Poppa” showering his granddaughters Brooke and Madison with gifts, affection and most importantly time. Peter spent most of his years as a helpless romantic always seemingly unable to quite fill his heart with enough love but, In the end, he was on the precipice of a new beginning. He had found new love, a place to settle down and a harmony in his life, his heart was finally just about full.

​Family was always important to Peter. He is remembered by his wife and “honey” Carla Nelson, his “moviemaker” son Justin, his daughter and “forever little girl” Emily, and “his girls” granddaughters Madison Brown and Brooke Partelow. He was a loving son to Patricia (predeceased) and Ronald Nelson, a caring brother and brother in-law to Barry Nelson, Cheryl Nelson, Vicki and John Arsenault, and Michael and Daniella Nelson. He also leaves behind nieces and nephews Brendan Arsenault, Erin Nelson, Nicholas Nelson and many friends and family.
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