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NELSON W. POTTER Age 70, passed away on January 23, 2013, in Cambridge, MA, after a courageous four year battle with metastatic prostate cancer. Nelson was cared for at home with the help of Hospice and passed quietly with his wife, Pauline, and their adult children, Corey and Christopher, nearby. Raised outside of New London, Connecticut, Nelson wed his high school sweetheart to whom he was married for more than 48 years. In addition to earning degrees from Mitchell College and American University, he earned an MBA from The Wharton School in 1967. In 1972, Nelson and Pauline moved their family to Riverside where Nelson spent more than 30 years working for Fleetwood Enterprises, the last two of which he served as president and CEO. Longtime summer residents of Martha's Vineyard, Nelson and Pauline retired to their home on North Tabor Farm in 2002. Both prior to and during his illness, Nelson enjoyed writing short stories and was an active member in the Martha's Vineyard Writing Group. He was an enthusiastic conversationalist and particularly enjoyed discussing his beloved Red Sox, current events, politics, and humanitarian issues. His sense of humor, generosity, and wisdom will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife and children, Nelson is survived by his mother, Grace (Horton) Potter; his sister, Linda Robinson; and two grandchildren, Donovan (age 9), and Emerson (age 4).
Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 31, 2013
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