Elric Nelson Obituary

Elric John Nelson
Elric John Nelson

December 24, 1935 - February 7, 2019
Born in New Haven, Connecticut
Resided in Niantic, Connecticut


Elric Nelson
Niantic- Elric John Nelson, passed away on February 7, 2019.
He was born in New Haven, Ct on December 24, 1935 to the late Reginald John and Helen (Rourk) Nelson. After graduation from Wilbur Cross High School in 1954, he joined the Air Force. When he returned to New Haven he attended the University of New Haven- Class of 1962, where he majored in electrical and industrial engineering.
On January 27, 1962, he was united in marriage to Trudy (Lloyd) Nelson at St. Mary Church in Newport, R.I. Elric went on to UCONN to obtain a Master’s Degree in Electrical engineering. He was principal engineer at the Electric Boat Company in Groton.
He leaves behind his wife Trudy and three children- Sons Timothy Nelson (Ziony) of St. Petersburgh, FL, and his children Shannon and Eric of Indian Rocks Beach, FL; Thomas Nelson (Stacey) of Mechanicsville, VA, and their children Zoe and Kyra; daughter Lisa Handfield (Robert) and their son Andrew of East Lyme. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Leonard and sister Ursula. He leaves behind several nieces, nephews and a grandnephew.
Calling hours are Sunday from 4-6 PM at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home on 48 Grand St., Niantic., and again on Monday morning from 9:30 TO 10:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M on Monday in St. Joseph Church. Interment will be in St. Columbus Cemetery in Middletown, R.I. privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph School Endowment Fund, 37 Squire St., New London, CT 06320; or to Center for Hospice Care, 179 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360. Condolences may be shared on Elric’s memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.



Calling Hours
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Sunday, February 10, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, February 11, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph Church
17 Squire Street
New London, CT US 06320
Monday, February 11, 2019
11:00 AM

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