Richard D. Nelson

December 3, 1929November 12, 2012

Richard David Nelson, 82, died Monday, November 12, 2012 at his home in Concord.

He was born on December 3, 1929.

He leaves behind his beloved partner Roseleny Hedderick of Concord; two sons, David Nelson and his wife Paula of Chichester and Marlon Hedderick of Concord; five daughters, Christine Newell and her husband Michael of Belmont, Brenda Nelson of Durham, Sigrid Little and her husband David of Loudon, Marlyn Hedderick of Belmont and Marianne Hedderick of Concord; three sisters Evelyn Nelson of Concord, Joyce Ahern of Concord and May Merchant of MA; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his little buddy “Charlie”.

He was predeceased by his mother Mabel Marshall Nelson and his sister Catherine Kalloch.

A calling hour will be held from 12pm-1pm on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street, Concord. The funeral service will follow at 1pm, followed by a funeral procession to NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen for burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dick’s memory to Concord-Merrimack County SPCA, 130 Washington Street, Penacook, NH 03303.


  • Visitation Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 16, 2012

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Frank & Cheryl Del Vicario

November 17, 2012

Rosie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve Ahern

November 16, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Anita Shea

November 16, 2012

I'm sorry for your loss

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

I'm here for you if you need anything

Please accept my sympathy

My heart goes out to you during this difficult time


November 16, 2012

My deepest condolences to Richards family. He was very lucky to have all of you in his life.

Wendy Heath-Etheridge

November 16, 2012

My condolenses to David and family..Thoughts and prayers are with you all..

Marguerite Quantaine

November 15, 2012

We've so enjoyed the photographs of your dad, and the warm, tender relation you had with him. His pride in you lit up his face in each one, making us feel like we knew him, too. And, of course, we did, through you. Thanks for that. May his love light always shine in your heart and bring you peace. We stand at attention to salute you both.
~ Marguerite Quantaine, Ocala, Flori

November 15, 2012

Christine,Jake and all of Richards family, Our deepest sympathies for your loss.We will keep you in our prayers. Peter, Susan and Dad Newell-Belmont

Chris Poirier

November 15, 2012

So sad, my Condolences to the familiy,Dick was a great guy,to know him was to like him.:( he will be missed:( Till we meet again RIP Richard :(

Brenda Nelson

November 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Dad.

Marjorie Nelson

November 14, 2012

Rosie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am hoping you will find comfort in the happy memories Dick left behind.