NORTHAMPTON - John Eric Nelson, age 53, of Northampton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. He was born April 25, 1959.
John was married to Jennifer Nelson (Driver) on Nov. 19, 2011.
John was very active in the community and was involved in Boy Scout Troop 109 of Florence, MA, from 2000 to 2009. As Scoutmaster, he led four boys to carry on to their Eagle Scout rank, a rank attained by less than 2% of all Boy Scouts.
Family and friends were John's passion and delight. The one thing he cared about more than himself were his friends. Camping was one of his many passions and he jumped at every opportunity to go. He was very active and loved being outdoors.
John is survived by his father, Richard Nelson; mother, Joyce Nelson; sons, Evan Nelson and Joshua Howe, and extended family, Lisa and Brett McGuinness, Cindi, Mark and Todd Emery. Also he also leaves behind Linda Turati, numerous loving relatives and friends.
Services will be held at the Ahearn Funeral Home, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
Calling hour will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the service, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for him during his last few months.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Fisher Home for End-of-Life Care, 1165 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002, or The Elks: BPOE
997, 17 Spring St. Florence, MA 01062.
Arrangements are provided by Ahearn Funeral Home.