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Hersey B. Nelson, 89, of West Granby, beloved husband for 26 years of the late Saara Alexsandra Nelson, passed away on Sunday, (November 10, 2013) in Avon. Born in Worcester, MA on October 3, 1924, son of the late Frederick A. and Gertrude M. (Parker) Nelson, he was raised in Worcester, MA and had lived in West Granby since 1967. A veteran of World War II, Hersey served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater until his honorable discharge as a First Lieutenant in 1946. After the war, Hersey returned to Worcester and continued his studies at Clark University in Worcester. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1948 and took a position at Riley Stoker Corporation. In 1957, Hersey moved to Connecticut with his family and he took a position at Combustion Engineering in Windsor. He retired in 1985 as Manager of International Operations for Power Systems Construction Services. Hersey enjoyed traveling with his family and friends, playing golf and spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. He leaves two daughters, Linda H. Carissimi and her husband Lou of Simsbury and Caroline S. LeRoux and her husband Charlie of Granby; two grandchildren, Kyle and Saara Carissimi; and seven nieces and nephews, Christopher, Nancy, Shirley, Betsey, Perry, Christine, and Brad. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Frederick L. Nelson; and a sister, Helen Johnson. His family will receive friends on Thursday, November 14, 6-7 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. Burial will be private in Granby Cemetery. Hersey's family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the National Wildlife Federation, P.O. Box 1583, Merrifield VA 22116-1583, or by visiting www.nwf.org.

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