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January 1, 1970 - September 9, 2010
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Ernest H. Nielsen, 78, of Holliston, passed away peacefully Thursday,
September 9, 2010 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in
Boston, he was the son of the late T. Ernst and Esther (Helmsdorf)
Nielsen. He was the husband of 52 years to Janet L. (Snell) Nielsen who
passed away in 2008.
Ernest was a US Naval Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He
was a past Commander of the American Legion Post 47 of Holliston and an
active member of the Holliston VFW Post 8507. Ernest was also a 50 year member of the Mt.Hollis Masonic Lodge in Holliston. He was retired from Raytheon after 39 years as a mechanical engineer.
He is survived by his five daughters, Kristine Heavner and her husband
Scott of Holliston, Lorraine Messom of Sarasota FL. and her former husband
Henry Messom of Holliston, Karen Nielsen and her husband Mat O’Connor of
Franklinton, NC., Ingrid Hayman and her husband Paul of Levittown, PA. ,
and Linda Nielsen of Holliston. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren,
and 4 great-grandsons.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010 from 4-6p.m. at the
Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St.
www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A service will follow the calling hours at
6:30p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be
made to the “Gulf II Fund” in care of the Holliston VFW, 310 Woodland St.
Holliston, MA. 01746.