Charles L. Nelson


Charles L. Nelson, 85, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Maureen Patricia (Healey) Nelson for 65 years.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John I. and Beatrice (Tongue) Nelson. He was employed as a mechanic for the City of Providence Fire Department Repair before retiring. He was a member of Laborers Union #1033, the Tri-City Elks Lodge #14, a Cub Scout leader for Pack 60 and a Boy Scout leader for Troops 25 and 44.

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Kenneth, Kevin and Jon Nelson; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late John and Robert Nelson.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, October 20 at 11 a.m. in the TriCity Elks Lodge #14, 1915 West Shore Road, Warwick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Rhode Island SPCA, 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915 would be appreciated. For information and condolences visit


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