Obituary: Guy H. Nielsen, 79

Guy H. Nielsen of Wilton, Conn., and Quechee, Vt., passed away after a long illness on Friday, July 1, at Norwalk Hospital. He was born in Hartford, Conn., April 14, 1937. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Gail, his daughter Karen Schroeder, his son David Nielsen and wife Julie Nielsen, and beloved grandchildren Andrew Schroeder and Michaela Nielsen, all of Bedford, N.H. Guy was the son of Tove Hatting Nielsen and Peder Christian Nielsen and was proud of his Danish heritage. He also leaves many relatives in Denmark.

Guy attended the University of Connecticut and was a graduate of the University of Hartford, majoring in economics and finance. He had a long career as an investment analyst, retiring from his business, RV Equity Research. Previous employment included Scudder, Stevens and Clark in Boston, Brown Brothers Harriman in New York City, and Nutmeg Securities/Fieldpoint in Westport, Conn. He shared his interest in finance with his daughter.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army for two years, stationed in Germany, returning to Connecticut to complete his college education. Guy’s hobby was interior home construction and remodeling. He and his wife had the exterior of a home built in Quechee and finished the interior including walls, hardwood floors and ceilings, tile floors, stone hearth and barn-wood wall. Guy also enjoyed downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking and extensive travel and reading. Other interests included studying the Civil War and World War II, visiting historic sites and vintage air shows with his son. He was especially glad to have had flights in the B17, B24, and B25.

A memorial service will be held at the Wilton Congregational Church on Wednesday, July 6, at 10 with a reception to follow. There will be a private burial at Hillside Cemetery in Wilton. Contributions in his memory may be made to Stay at Home in Wilton or to the Salvation Army.