Richard K. Nielsen Sr., of Enfield, passed onto eternal rest at the age of 73, on Monday, March 18, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield.
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Richard was the beloved husband of 52 years to Evelyn H. (Lewie) Nielsen and son of Margaret (Robinson) Nielsen and the late Karl Nielsen. He was born on Oct. 13, 1939, in Manchester and had resided in Bolton for 31 years and in Enfield for the past 10 years. Richard owned and managed Nielsen Auto Parts in Manchester for 15 years and then was owner and manager of Bourgoin Motor Inn in Schuylerville, N.Y., for eight years before retiring. Richard enjoyed racing and was a fan of TSU Racing and NASCAR.
Along with his wife, Evelyn, and his mother, Margaret, Richard is also survived by his son, Richard K. Nielsen Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Willington; his two daughters, Katherine Cusson and husband, Donald, of Ellington and Deborah Rucci of Enfield; his six beloved grandchildren, Jessie, Jamie, Jenna, Jordan, John, and Michael. He is also survived by a brother, Donald Nielsen and wife, Joyce, of Bolton; and a sister, Joanne Warren and husband, Bruce, of Framingham, Mass.
Services will be private at the convenience of his family.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the
Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield has been entrusted with his arrangements.
For online condolences go to
Browne Funeral Chapels
43 Shaker Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 21 to Mar. 26, 2013