Mark A. Nelson

Mark A. Nelson

Mark A. Nelson


                Mark A. Nelson, 57, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2023 in Monkton.

                He was born April 7, 1965 in Middlebury, the son of the late Peter J. (Jim) Nelson I and Sandra L. Nelson-Booth.  He attended Mt. Abraham Union High School.  He worked as a truckdriver for Jody Conant Trucking both in Monkton, VT and Spring Hill, FL.  He began his truck driving career with Livingston Farms, and prior to that worked as an auto mechanic for various employers after having his own shop, Nelson’s Service Center, in New Haven and Bristol.

                Mark enjoyed being a part of his son Josh’s auto racing at Devil’s Bowl speedway, being with his daughter and granddaughters, and spending time with his friend Glen in his shop.  Mark loved his people and was a friend to all. 

                Mark is survived by his mother and step-father, Sandra Nelson-Booth and Ralph Booth of Bristol, his daughter Amanda Wright and her husband Dustin Wright of New Haven, his son Josh Nelson of Bristol, granddaughters Kali, Oakley, and Hazel, his brother Peter J. Nelson II, his sister Lora Gordon and her daughter Jennifer Gordon, all of Bristol, his sister Angie LaForest, her husband Vasso LaForest and their sons Luke and Alex of Plattsburgh, NY, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and his close friends Glen Jewell and Jody Conant of Monkton.

                A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11th at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes with a reception following from 2 to 5 p.m. at Vergennes American Legion.  To send online condolences to his family please visit  Donations in memory of Mark may be made to the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center at

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Eric Steele
1 year ago

Amanda and Josh our families Thoughts and Prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Mark worked for my father at Steele’s Mobil and I always enjoyed working with him I have always enjoyed visiting with him from Devils Bowl to even a week ago at Acker’s. He will be missed he was a friend. Eric Steele

Fritz Betz
1 year ago

I’m sad to here of your passing Mark. Seems like a lifetime passed since I saw you last. I know you are walking in peace with God. Rest easy my friend. Miss you. Til we meet again.

Tony Conant
1 year ago

I was sorry to here of Marks passing,we had alot of laughs through the years,he will be missed in the bristol community.

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