Barry Nelson Sr.

84, of Cranston passed away on Thursday August 8th. He was the husband of the late Evelyn H. (Capobianco) Nelson and son of the late Alfred A. Nelson, Sr. and Doris M. (O’Brien) Nelson.

He was the father of Barry Jr. (Mirella) USAF Ret. of Falls Church, VA, Chris Nelson (Valeria) and the late Alan Nelson of Cranston. He was the grandfather of Jessica and Marco Nelson of Falls Church, VA and Crystal Quinn of Cranston. He is also survived by his siblings Alfred A. Nelson, Jr. (Madelyn) of Dennis, MA, Paula Senesi of Cranston and Wendy Hughes (Edward) of North Kingston, RI.

A graduate of Bryant College and retired US Government Employee, he worked for many years at RISD Museum before retiring in 2009. An avid volunteer, he was a 25-year board member of CLCF, serving as President during construction of its headquarters. He was a Cranston National Little League baseball coach and an officer in the RI and NE AHAUS. Until recently, he was an active “Meals on Wheels” volunteer. He was a US Army Veteran serving in occupied Germany during the Korean War and was a member of Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post 2812 and of American Legion Post No. 1.

Calling hours were respectfully omitted and burial was private at Barry’s request.

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Silvio & Ann Nardi - 08/14/2019

Our most deepest sympathy in your losses these past months. Barry and Evelyn were the greatest neighbors anyone could ever have and are greatly missed.

Karen Fay Nichols - 08/14/2019

My sincere condolences on your dad’s passing. I know your mom and brother have good company together now. It’s been a rough year for your family. Praying for you all.

Corinne Riley - 08/14/2019

Sending my deepest sympathy to all Mr. Nelson's loved ones - family and friends. I'm a friend of Wendy and Ed, and know what a hard time this has been for you all. May he rest in peace.

Steve Castiglioni - 08/14/2019

My sister Sharon and I have nothing but great memories of Barry and Evelyn with our parents during the great CLCF years so long ago. A good man.

Anthony Pagano-08/16/2019 - 08/16/2019

My deepest sympathies to Barry's family. Barry was a good friend ,as he was to many. We graduated High School together and we were comrades in the American Legion. He was a true gentleman and will truly be missed.

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