Nelson R. Henry, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was born October 20, 1929, in Glen Carbon, the son of the late Charles and Augusta (Sperandio) Henry. Nelson was a successful business executive but was most proud of dedicating his life to his family after retirement.
Nelson is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Loretta A. Henry, sons, Nelson (Shannon Lynch), and Joseph; daughters, Linda Martus (Daniel), Loretta Erba (S. Michael, deceased), Ann O’Hara (Robert); 11grandchildren: Eric McConeghy (deceased), Elora Nigro (Gary), Nicholas McConeghy (Allison), Catherine Stanski (Michael), Michelle Erba, Nelson Henry (Caitlyn), Leigh Henry, Martha Henry, R. Patrick O’Hara, Grace O’Hara, William O’Hara; and 5 great-grandchildren: Joshua, Samuel and Emma Nigro, Avery McConegy, Eva Stanski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Ponte Vedra Beach, with Rev. David Keegan as Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Ponte Vedra Valley.
In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Il 60601.