Nelson R. McLaren

March 12, 2007

Nelson McLaren Obituary

Nelson R. McLaren , 60, of Wilmington, died Sunday, March 11, at his home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Nelson was born March 1, 1947, in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of John S. McLaren, Jr., of Wilmington and the late Mabel (Johanneson) McLaren. Nelson grew up in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. He moved with his family to Wilmington when he was 16 years old and resided there until his death. Nelson was employed as a Quality Control Technician for Polaroid Company in Waltham for over 31 years and he also worked at the Wilmington High School for several years, which was his favorite job because he really loved working with the students. In his spare time, Nelson enjoyed the craft of wood burning, he loved attending his boys sporting events and talking with them about sports. He was a great family man and he will be sorely missed by them.

Nelson was the beloved husband of Janet E. (Ford) McLaren with whom he would have celebrated their 33rd Anniversary in April, he was the devoted father of Keith N., Craig R., & Derek S. McLaren, all of Wilmington, dear brother of Richard McLaren & his wife Barbara of Lancaster, MA., Ronald McLaren of Wilmington, Carol Villeval of Arlington, and the late John McLaren, brother-in-law of Shirley McLaren of Wakefield, Donna Dorion & Wilma Crawford both of P.E.I., Canada, uncle of John, Robert, Elizabeth, Michele, Brenda, Kimberly, Jonathan, Eric, Kurt, Able, Ben, & Davud, also survived by his grand-dog Lexus.

His funeral service will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, March 16, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday, from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donation's in Nelson's name may be made to the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA 01887.

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