Auburn, ME – Theodore R. Nelsen, Sr., 86, formerly of Scarborough, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Clover Manor in Auburn with his family at his side. He was the loving husband of the late Dorothy J. (Woodman) Nelsen for 61 years.
He was born on March 2, 1929, a son of the late Henry E. Nelsen & Emma M. Stockford Nelsen Phinney. Theodore grew up in Scarborough, ME and attended schools there. He worked at Harverty Buick in his younger years. He later drove delivery truck for Carr Bros. in Portland, ME for years, and then became a custodian for the Town of Scarborough where he later retired from.
Theodore was a member of the Eagles Club in Portland and the American Legion in Westbrook. He was well liked and cared for at Clover Manor in Auburn; they especially loved his smile.
Theodore is survived by his daughters, Linda Kenny and her husband Mark of Gorham and Donna Bragdon and her husband Peter of Mechanic Falls. She also leaves seven grandchildren Raymond Reece, Melanie Julian and her partner Dawn Chadburn, Lisa Cousins and her husband Andrew, James Turgeon and his wife Gerry, Christopher Bragdon, Alison Hatch and her husband Jeremy and Nick Bragdon; as well as fourteen great grandchildren, Zachery, Julia, Abigail, Benjamen, Nathan, Kayla, Aaron, Jaekup, Gweneth, Olivia, Alex, Blake, Jayden and Colbey, his brother Gerry Nelsen and his wife Betsy of Florida, his sisters Jean Delponte and her husband Joe of Saco, Patricia Baker and her husband David of Florida and Diana Doughty and her husband Phillip of Rockland. He was also the brother of the late Wendall and Henry Nelsen and the father of the late Theodore Nelsen Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME. Burial will follow in Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland. A gathering will follow in Friendly Village at the Clubhouse in Gorham, 300 Ash Drive, Gorham.
The family would like to thank the staff at Clover Manor and Androscoggin Hospice for their kind, generous and compassionate care of Theodore during his stay there.