Donald C. Nelson, 52

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Donald C. Nelson, 52, of Elizaville, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Born on April 28th, 1960, in Rhinebeck, NY, he was the son of the late Donald W. and Gertrude (Coon) Nelson. He was a graduate of Red Hook High School, class of 1978, and he graduated from Dutchess County BOCES.

For over 20 years, Donald was the owner and operator for DND Landscaping. He operated throughout the Northern Dutchess region. Donald also worked for many years for the Deveraux Foundation in Red Hook.

He is survived by a brother; David Nelson of West Pawlet, VT, along with many friends and colleagues.

Funeral services will be private and interment will be in the family plot at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Red Hook.

Memorial donations may be made in Donald’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, N. Canton, OH 44720 or the American Heart Association, 301 Manchester Rd. Suite 105, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.

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