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Wayne Streeter Nelson

Services will be held at Whately Congregational Church on Saturday, July 01 at 10 am followed by his burial at Whately Center Cemetery.

Wayne Streeter Nelson was born in Northampton on April 01, 1940 and died at home on June 26, 2017. He was the son of Olive (Gagnon) and Richard Streeter Nelson. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Suzanne (Dunbar) Nelson. He was predeceased by his sister Gwendolynn (Nelson) Chorak and his brother Allan Nelson. Wayne graduated from Amherst High School and attended Stockbridge College at the University of Massachusetts. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1959 where he served in Texas, Colorado, Montana and Spain. He also leaves his children: Ivy (Nelson) and Phillip Peters of MD, Carin Nelson of South Deerfield and Wayne and Margaret Nelson of Easthampton, MA. He was predeceased by his son Scott R. Nelson in 1988. He also leaves 8 grandchildren; Jessica and Nick Davis of Russell, MA, Abbey Nelson of Worcester, MA, Drew Nelson of Easthampton, MA, Andrew and Chrystal Peters of VA, Heather and Chris Duplisea of PA, Holly Peters of MD and Kane and Seth Dellert of South Deerfield. He also leaves 10 (and counting) great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

Wayne was an avid horseman, training and showing horses throughout New England and New York while he worked for a veterinarian in Amherst. He enjoyed raising cattle, horses and peacocks while he farmed in Whately for many years. He worked as a truck driver for Karl's Excavating and Warner Brothers. In the fall and winter months, Wayne took over the family business of providing horse driven hay rides and sleigh rides on their property in Whately. He enjoyed family gatherings (especially if the food was good) and his beloved boxer dog Morris Leon.

Wayne was very active in the Whately Lions Club where served as secretary for many years. He was also a member of the Whately Congregational Church.

Services will be held at Whately Congregational Church on Saturday, July 01 at 10 am followed by his burial at Whately Center Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Whately Congregational Church, c/o Virginia Allis, PO Box 2, Whately, MA 01093 or the Cooley Dickinson VNA and Hospice at 168 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA, 01060.


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