Nelson Carvalho
1935 - 2020
Green Funeral Home
57 Main St
Danbury, CT
Nelson Carvalho
Nelson Carvalho passed away peacefully on December 19, 2020 at Danbury Hospital. Nelson was born on March 14, 1935 to Abel and Amelia Carvalho in Danbury, CT. He attended Danbury Schools where he met the love of his life, Constance (Moore) Carvalho. They married on June 4, 1955. He was twenty, and she was seventeen. Nelson and Connie were married for 56 years before her passing in June of 2011. They enjoyed spending time with their family, as well as their second home in Titusville, Florida.
Nelson is survived by his three children; Nelson Carvalho Jr. of Titusville, Florida, Susan Iapaluccio and her husband, Carmine of Danbury, CT, and a son William Lee Carvalho who passed in 2001. Nelson was a father figure to Anthony Azzarito and Joanne Castillo. Nelson is also survived by his grandchildren; Melissa Carvalho, Christopher Carvalho and wife Amy, Carmine Iapaluccio and wife Amanda, Kathryn Iapaluccio and fiancé Charlie, Raymond Sherrer and fiancé Carly, and Shannon and Caitlyn Carvalho. He leaves behind six great-grandchildren who he absolutely adored. In addition to his children and grandchildren, Nelson is survived by his brother Edward Carvalho and wife Joyce, Norman Carvalho and wife Dorothy, and Raymond Carvalho and wife Bernadette. He was predeceased by his brother, Abel Carvalho and sister, Alice Pereira. He was loved by many nieces and nephews.
Nelson worked at Bard Parker Company for many years before joining the Danbury Police Department. He served as a police officer, was promoted to Detective, and retired as a Detective Sergeant in 2001 after working for the DPD for over thirty years. Nelson was named Officer of the Year in 1978. He was also a member of the PBA. In Nelson's younger years, he belonged to the Engine Three Padanaram Fire Department. Nelson owned and operated N&S Auto Sales for over forty years. He became a staple on White Street, and was known for always washing his cars.
Nelson enjoyed going to Wildwood, NJ with friends and family, going to JK's Restaurant on Thursday nights, washing his cars, mowing his lawn, and sitting back and enjoying a good cigar.
Nelson will be remembered for his fun and loving personality. Everyone who knew him knows there wasn't anyone else like him. "People are people. Trees are trees. Places are places" was his favorite saying.
Private services will be on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, CT. Graveside services will take place at Wooster Cemetery on December 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., public may attend services with social distancing observed.

Published by Danbury News Times from Dec. 22 to Dec. 27, 2020.
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Prayers and thoughts go out to the family Rest in peace Nelson. One of the best Danbury Police Department. A true gentleman and honest human being.
Ray Holm
January 1, 2021
Dear Susan and Carmine, please accept my sincere sympathy. Your family is in my thoughts. Sincerely, Sharon Hoyt
Sharon Hoyt
December 30, 2020
Ray & Family
Sorry to hear about your brother Nelson. JK’s is where we always saw him ,wife and a couple of grandkids. Prayers to all.
With Fond Memories,
Johns & Carole Pettibone
Bethel Ct
Carole Pettibone
December 30, 2020
Jeanne Iapaluccio
December 30, 2020
Edward Carvalho
December 28, 2020
My Deepest Sympathies to Nelson’s family,
Dianne & Pam
Pam Kest
December 26, 2020
My Deepest Sympathy To All of Nelson’s Family
December 24, 2020
Kristin Boccamazzo
December 23, 2020
I worked with Nelson on the Danbury PD. He was truly one of the best Police Officers on the DPD. If you needed a back up Nelson Would be there. Today Heaven is a better place with Nelson there he is watching over his family. Rest In Peace Nelson!
Robert Paust
December 23, 2020
Nelson and Carvo and the rest of the Carvalho Famillia I am so sorry for your loss of your Dad and Gramdpa
My thoughts and prayers are with you all
God Bless
Joseph Boccamazzo
December 23, 2020
Such Sad News. I worked at DPD with Nelson for thirty two years. We were appointed in 1968. A strong personality and a dedicated Detective Sgt. We enjoyed many vacations with other coworkers at the Matador, in Wildwood NJ while raising our children. Many memories!, RIP Nelson.
James S. McNamara
December 23, 2020
Katrina Otto Freier
December 23, 2020
Sue and family
I am very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May your memories keep you strong during this difficult time.
Olga Butera (cousin)
December 22, 2020
Nellie and Susan -- I'm so sorry for your loss. And please extend my condolences to the rest of your family. As I was reading the very heartfelt words about Nelson, I was reminded of so many good times we all shared at family picnics, holidays, birthday parties. Nelson was a larger than life figure, for sure, and he will be missed. He always made me laugh with the things he would say. And I'll always remember how hilarious it was for him to be playing outfield during the wiffle ball games at family picnics, all while smoking a cigar and and trying to field a fly ball. Just a funny memory that made me smile, as I hope it does for you, also. If there is anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to reach out. -- With sympathy for your loss. Sincerely -- Your cousin Ed
Ed Carvalho
December 22, 2020
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