Melvin L. Nelson Jr.
LONDONDERRY - Melvin L. Nelson Jr., 58, of Londonderry, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Melvin was born in Everett, Mass., on May 12, 1958, a son of the late Melvin L. Nelson Sr. and Gloria (Generazzo) Nelson. He was raised in Stoneham, Mass., and had resided in Londonderry for the past 27 years. Early on, Melvin starting working at his family's machine shop. Through hard work, he elevated himself to the position of quality engineer for Textron Defense Systems in Wilmington, Mass. He enjoyed the many years he coached baseball for the Senior Babe Ruth League and the Londonderry Athletic Field Association. In addition to his love of cooking, hunting, fishing and the outdoors, Melvin loved to spend time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Heidi Nelson of Londonderry; his daughter, Lindsey Guerard, and her husband, Matthew, of Deerfield; his son, Eric Nelson, and his wife, Kayla, of Londonderry; his granddaughter, Avery Grace Guerard of Deerfield; his siblings, Dianne DiBella of Lowell, Mass., Thomas Nelson of Salem, N.H., and Laura Gilson of Stoneham, Mass. He also leaves several nieces, nephews and many beloved cousins. . SERVICES: Calling hours will be on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Church, One South Road, Londonderry. Burial will follow in Pillsbury Cemetery, Londonderry. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
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