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Mellin “Mel” G. Nelson, aged 89 years, passed away on November 26, 2017, at his home in Danvers. The son of the late Nils N.G. and Vera (Grant) Nelson and husband to the late Ann J. (Morgan) Nelson, Mel was born and raised in Beverly and graduated Beverly High School in 1946.
Mel was the former owner of the Liberty Marina in Danvers. He loved to tinker and invent things and the marina was a great environment for him to work on his projects. He even helped to build a lobster boat and a small ferry.
Mel was the father of the late William and Scott Nelson and is remembered by his sister, Jacqueline Boudreau; daughter-in-law, Maxine Hopkins; six grandchildren, Kim Hathaway, Cameron, Billy, Amanda, Connor, and Bryce Nelson; his three great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. He was a member of Liberty Lodge AF&AM and affiliated with Amity-Mosaic Lodge AF&AM in Danvers. He was a Master Mason for over 50 years. He was also an avid Red Sox fan.
Services will be private at the request of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital’s for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. For additional information or online guestbook, please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com or call 978-744-0497. And as Mel would always say, “Over and Out."
Published on  December 1, 2017
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