Nelson Goldin, 74

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Nelson H. Goldin of Framingham, a former Hopkinton police officer and constable, passed away in Tamarac, Florida, on June 15 after a long battle with kidney disease. Nelson was born on July 29, 1945, in Boston. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Ruth (Goldstein) Goldin.

Nelson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Vietnam War as a medic. After returning home to Massachusetts, he was a longtime business owner in Framingham, where he owned Waverly Auto Parts. Nelson was always committed to serving his community and helping others. He served as a police officer in Hopkinton, a member of the Keefe Tech School Committee, and on the Framingham Board of Health. He was on the board of directors for Cold Spring Resort in Ashland, New Hampshire, for over 30 years, including serving as president. In later years he found his true calling as a constable and justice of the peace. One of his greatest joys was performing weddings, baby namings and other major life events for friends, family and strangers who became his friends. He officiated the weddings for each of his children.

Family was the most important thing in Nelson’s life. In recent years Nelson and his wife, Margie, spent winters in Florida, where they were able to take cruises, relax and continue to enjoy family both in Florida and Massachusetts.

He was the beloved husband to Marjorie (Shuster) Goldin of Framingham. loving father to Rachel (Goldin) Adams (husband Berry) and Naomi Goldin of Whitinsville, Rebekah (Freeman) Schulze (husband Louis) of Weston, Florida, and Seth Freeman (wife Stephanie) of Upton. He was the proud zaydie (grandfather) to Madison and Hannah Minutolo, Annie and Teddy Schulze, and Zoe and Zachary Freeman. He is also survived by his sister, Phyllis (Goldin) Swartz of Bellingham, and his nieces, Elaine, Michelle and Stephanie.

Nelson touched the lives of many people, and he will be very missed. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made in Nelson’s name to Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 or Temple Israel of Natick, 145 Hartford St., Natick, MA 01760.

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