Obituaries

Mark A. Nelson, 57, of Monkton

MARK A. NELSON

MONKTON — Mark A. Nelson, 57, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, in Monkton.

He was born April 7, 1965, in Middlebury, the son of the late Peter J. (Jim) Nelson I and Sandra L. Nelson-Booth. He attended Mount Abraham Union High School. He worked as a truck driver for Jody Conant Trucking both in Monkton, Vt., and Spring Hill, Fla. He began his truck driving career with Livingston Farms, and prior to that worked as an auto mechanic for various employers after having his own shop, Nelson’s Service Center, in New Haven and Bristol.

Mark enjoyed being a part of his son Josh’s auto racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, being with his daughter and granddaughters, and spending time with his friend Glen in his shop. Mark loved his people and was a friend to all.

Mark is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sandra Nelson-Booth and Ralph Booth of Bristol; his daughter, Amanda Wright and her husband Dustin Wright of New Haven; his son, Josh Nelson of Bristol; granddaughters Kali, Oakley, and Hazel; his brother, Peter J. Nelson II, his sister Lora Gordon and her daughter Jennifer Gordon, all of Bristol; his sister Angie LaForest, her husband Vasso LaForest and their sons Luke and Alex of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles and cousins, and his close friends Glen Jewell and Jody Conant of Monkton.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes with a reception following from 2 to 5 p.m. at Vergennes American Legion. To send online condolences to his family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com.

Donations in memory of Mark may be made to the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center at vtspc.org.◊

 

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