Barry Nelson

June 22, 1944 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 75)


Barry A. Nelson, 75, of Coventry, CT, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Windham Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Manchester, CT, on June 22, 1944, the son of the late Paul and Estelle (Davis) Nelson. Barry was a graduate of Howell Cheney Technical School, and was the owner of R&B Electric for 30 years.

When he was young, Barry loved caring for and riding his horses. Over the years he was a Boy Scouts leader and a volunteer for the North Coventry Fire Department. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed following football and auto racing. Barry always enjoyed spending time with his friends and will be missed by all who knew him.

Barry is survived by his son David Nelson of Vernon and a daughter Kristen Noyes of Florida; three grandchildren, his best friend and companion Nancy Schweitzer of Coventry; brother Robert Nelson of Ellington; two sisters, Linda White and her husband Robert of South Windsor and Janice Palmquist and her husband Timothy Palmquist of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Janet Brink. There will be no calling hours, and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108.

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