David B. Nelson

June 15, 1949November 17, 2020

A Private Graveside service will be held on December 1 at 11:00am. Due to pandemic restrictions please join the live stream by clicking the "Join Livestream" tab below.

Old Lyme- David B. Nelson, 71, of Gamma Ave., died Wednesday, November 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Mr. Nelson was born on June 15, 1949 in Middletown, CT the son of Edward and Lucie (Hart) Nelson. He honorably served in the US Air Force from 1967 to 1971. He also volunteered for the Old Lyme Fire Department for 21 years. He married the love of his life, Jody Begor in 1997 in Madison, CT. He was employed for many years as a Machinist at the Lee Company until his retirement in 2019. David enjoyed the outdoors, the beach and mostly his endless trips in his beloved "Big Dog's Bus" motorhome with his wife and numerous camping friends. He was a faithful NY Yankees and NY Giants fan in addition to loving the NASCAR races. Mr. Nelson is survived by his loving wife Jody, his beloved cat scooter, his father Edward Nelson Sr. and wife Terry, his sisters Kes Nelson and Emily(John) Rich, his brother, Edward Nelson Jr, stepsisters Lori Feliciano-Lynch and Lisa Feliciano-Coron, daughter Melissa and stepsons Will and Bobby Smith, nephew Daniel Cummings and niece Lindsey Anderson. He is also survived by his mother in law Carol Begor along with Mark and Kristen Begor, nephews Wills, Chase and Cortland Begor, Gary and Pauline Begor, nephews Matthew and Michael Begor, Robert and Debra Launius,nephews Jacob and Benjamin Launius and so many dear friends. A Private Graveside service will be held on December 1 at 11:00am. Please visit" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> for the online tributes and live stream option. Please Join us for Mr. Nelson’s live stream service by clicking on the “Join Live Stream” button on his obituary webpage at . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to "Closer to Free Fund" for Smilow Cancer Center Hospital" on the Yale New Haven Hospital donations website.



  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020


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Susan & Bill Bryce

December 2, 2020

Dear Jody,

Our hearts hurt for you.
May the memory of David be eternal +

Willliam Smith

December 1, 2020

The only father I ever knew , was proud to call him dad , RIP

Bob Smith

December 1, 2020

Thanks for teaching me how to swim. Rest in peace

Roger Millette

November 25, 2020

I can remember to many times when he said come we will stop for one (beer) but his one was always at least 6. The same with water skiing on Rogers Lake. We make one pass each around the lake then would just float around and drink beers. The bad part was when you ran out of beer there was a package store across the street, so we would drink more beer than water skiing, but we had some good times on the lake.

Bev Delinks (formerly)

November 23, 2020

I remember Dave in high school as a good-natured, rather quiet guy, and I see him in my mind most clearly either smiling or on the soccer field. I am very glad to learn that he has loved well and been well loved. May he rest in peace.
Bev Delinks Taylor

Zack Abbey

November 22, 2020

Any and all who knew and spent time with Dave became a wealthier soul indeed! One could not have a more kind and supportive friend good times or bad, Dave was always there for you. I will never forget all those long warm summer days on Rogers Lake, Water skiing and speed boating followed by cook outs and advice sessions well into the night. Wishing all the best to Jodi and Dave's entire family during this most sad time. However, he would not want us dwelling on this! ZBA.

Barbara Dooley

November 22, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to Jody and the entire Nelson family at this difficult time💕 🙏🏼


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