Charlotte E. (Betty) Nelson

Charlotte E. (Betty) Nelson

                Charlotte Elizabeth (Betty) Nelson passed away peacefully on October 21, 2020. Betty was born to Ernest and Olive Raby in Massachusetts on September 15, 1928. She met her future husband, Carl Nelson, while he was stationed at Ft. Dix in New Jersey. She moved to and married him in his home town, Bristol Vermont. They raised three children, Peter, Neil and Carlene in Bristol.

                 Charlotte was an active member of the Bristol Federated Methodist Church since her move to Vermont: She was always involved in the Sunday school, as a teacher and Superintendent and most Church activities. She was a member of the Ladies’ Aid Society and a longtime member of the church choir. She would never miss the Christmas Bazaar at the Church.

                 Charlotte was a lifelong member of the Order of Eastern Star. She loved the social interaction both locally and during her time as a State Officer. Her enthusiasm radiated from her bright blue eyes.     She worked in Middlebury for a time then joined her husband in the family monument business in Bristol, until her retirement. She is survived by her children, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Her life soul mate and husband Carl, passed away in 2015. She was preceded in death by her 3 sisters, and a grandson.

                There will be a Celebration of Life for Charlotte at the Federated Church in Bristol on Wednesday, October 28, at 11:00. We ask everyone attending to please wear a mask to the service during this trying time.

                 The family would like to extend our gratitude to the Staff of Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing for all their care for Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the Bristol Federated Methodist Church or to Hunger Free Vermont. She would have enjoyed this. To send online condolences to her family please visit

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Brian & Pam Ladeau
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. She always loved to talk when ever I saw her.

Ruby & Don Conrad
3 years ago

Our deepest condolences to you Peter and Bev. A loss so soon after your child is the most painful part here and now. We send you our love and support at this most difficult and trying time. We love you both and wait on your return.

mary bingham
3 years ago

Our condolences on the loss of your mom. She was a vibrant and sweet woman and will be missed in Bristol. Bob and Mary Bingham

3 years ago

Neil and Linda so sorry for the loss of your Mother, Mother in-law. I pray you find peace and comfort in all your memories. ❤️ Kathy Chase

Vanetta (Vicky Zeno) Darby
3 years ago

Sending my condolences to the Nelson family. Betty always had a smile for you and those bright blues did twinkle! RIP Betty.

Susie O’Leary
3 years ago

So very sorry to hear about Betty! Betty was a sweet lady!Big hugs for everyone!❤️

Sophia, Ernie, and Butch (George) Crawford
3 years ago

Heart felt sympathy and loss shared by the Texas Crawford’s to all of you. We appreciate having loving memories of Aunt Betty and Uncle Carl and fun at the lake house.

Paula Speros
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Aunt Betty was my Nana Ruth’s sister. Prayers during this difficult time to you all.

3 years ago

So sorry for the loss of Aunt Betty. May she Rest In Peace My thoughts are with my cousins and family. Angela Pappas Becker. Alpharetta Georgia

Linda Larmore
3 years ago

So very sorry for your loss Peter and family.Your mom had a smile that could light up a room and those beautiful blue eyes that one could not help but compliment as soon as seen.Always just so happy.She will be missed greatly at HP by so many.

Carol Charbonneau
3 years ago

My thoughts and prayers to the family. So many wonderful Eastern Star Memories

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