James Matthew Nelson

Apr 13, 1933 - Jun 21, 2017

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Indian Island - James Matthew Nelson, 84, passed away peacefully at his residence June 21, 2017. He was born April 13, 1933, in Old Town, a son of John S. and Alphonsine (Ouellette) Nelson.
He was captain of the cross country team, and was a state champion Golden Gloves boxer. He attended DeVrie University, studying engineering with a focus in electronics. He owned and operated an electronics repair shop in Delaware for nine years. He proudly served in the United States Air Force as a SSGT from 1951-1955. He enjoyed traveling. He will be remembered for his amazing personality, sense of humor, and being the life of the party.
He is survived by three daughters, Lori Dana of Bangor; Kelly Demmons and her husband Butch of Milford; and Jamie Beaulieu and husband Michael of Roanoke, VA; five grandchildren Dalaylun Demmons of Milford, Katherine Smith of Roanoke, VA, David Smith, Christopher Smith, and Joshua Smith all of Daytona, FL; sister Velma Jones and her husband Ronald of Enterprise, AL; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Indian Island. Burial will be Tuesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at Tribal Cemetery.
Published on  June 24, 2017
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