Nelson Provost Jr.

June 14, 1947March 7, 2019

Nelson Provost, Jr., 71 of Swanzey, died on March 7, 2019 at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, MA.

He was born June 14, 1947 in Keene, the son of the late Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Dora (Burrows) Provost. He attended area schools and graduated with the class of 1966 from Keene High School.

Nelson married Clara Jean Burnham.

Nelson had been employed by Holbrook Grocery (which later became SuperValu) in Keene until retiring after 32 years of hard work and dedication. He loved his stock car races, especially the Modifieds.

Nelson leaves behind a son: Nelson Provost III of Swanzey; four sisters-in-law: Shelia Secord and her husband Anthony of Keene, Beatrice Johnson and her husband Jeffrey of Swanzey, Cindy Hastings and her companion Rodney Howard of Swanzey, and Marlene Vance and her husband Scott of Virginia.

He was predeceased by his wife: Clara Provost, parents: Nelson and Dora Provost; siblings: Robert Provost and Joan Blood; parents-in-law: James and Constance Burnham; and brother-in-law: Jimmy Burnham

Per Nelson’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Provost’s name to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446 ( where he often spent a great deal of time visiting the cats and dogs.


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Cindy Hastings

March 9, 2019

I just want to say how sorry I am for the loss of Nelson who was also my brother in law. He was a very kind man who loved animals and was always helping out at the Humane society with many food donations. He was a great guy and loved all of his family and was a big fan of Nascar, basketball and other sports. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. We had alot of fun with him, and he took us to alot of places. RIP Nelson!