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Late Acton Resident, 82, Enjoyed Music and Travel

Stanley Edgar Newson, 82, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Stanley Edgar Newson, 82. Photo: Acton Funeral Home
Stanley Edgar Newson, 82. Photo: Acton Funeral Home
The following obituary is courtesy of Acton Funeral Home.

Stanley Edgar Newson, 82, of Acton, MA., died peacefully Saturday, February 8, at the Life Care Center of Acton. He was the beloved husband of 52 years of Cynthia A. (Nelson) Nelson.

Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Ralph B. Nelson, Sr. and Helga N. (Johnsen) Nelson. At a young age he moved to Norway with his family, where they resided 13 years, including during WW II. The family eventually moved to Concord, MA. where he completed his education.

Mr. Nelson was employed in finance for Raytheon for 42 years before retiring, and Nelsons enjoyed the next 18 years of retirement in Citrus Hills in Hernando, Florida, returning to Acton a year ago. Mr. Nelson loved Norway and was proud of his Norwegian heritage. He enjoyed spending time gardening, and doing yard work and projects around his home. He also loved music and travel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Stanley E. Nelson, Jr. and his wife Heidi of Shirley, MA; two daughters, Gail Meyers and husband Bruce Meyers, Jr. of Edmonds, WA, and Lisa Friedrichs and husband Eric of Acton; 5 grandchildren, Daniel, Courtney and Nicole Nelson, and Ryan and Hans Friedrichs; two brothers, Ralph Nelson, Jr. of Edmond, OK and Eliot Nelson of Acton; and several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours Thurs. Feb. 13th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. The funeral service will be held on Fri. Feb. 14th at 10:00am in The Church of the Good Shepherd, 164 Newtown Road, Acton. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Concord Road, Acton Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer's Association of MA & NH, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA. 02472.

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