Nelson D. Craige

October 6, 1958 - March 13, 2020

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Obituaries » Nelson D. Craige

Nelson Douglas Craige, 61, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, in Maidstone, Vermont, from a snowmobile accident, doing what he loved best. Nelson “Nellie” “The Fox” was born Oct. 6, 1958, in Barre, the son of Sylvia Sue (Sanderson) and Kelman D. Craige Sr. He attended Barre Town schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1976. He had an ability to relate with and reach people with his humor and understanding. He was married to, and later divorced, Elaine Nadeau. Family includes his siblings, nieces, nephews and extended family. A celebration of Nelson’s life will be planned for sometime this summer when events allow. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Family Center of Washington County, Bradley’s Fund, c/o FCWC, 383 Sherwood Drive, Montpelier, VT 05602; or to VFW Post #790, c/o Nelson Craige, P.O. Box 185, East Barre, VT 05649. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, assisted the Craige family with the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit

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