BREWSTER - Clifford Nielsen, 76, died January 19, 2014, after a seven-month illness with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Kim, as well as his children Lisa (Duke Thatcher) and Lief (Uma Parikh-Nielsen). He is also survived by his stepchildren Julie (Brian Thorpe) and David Fischer, as well as his beloved grandchildren 14-year-old John and 7-year-old Aden.
Clifford was born and raised in Flushing, N.Y. After high school graduation, he proudly served in the Marine Corps, followed by graduation from New York University. He lived in New Jersey for many years, raising his children and working in the advertising and public-relations fields.
After moving to Cape Cod and marrying Kim, Clifford worked in the health care field until retirement. Cliff's last years were spent traveling, enjoying the Cape, and his great passion, riding his motorcycle.
Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2014, at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134 in South Dennis, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. and burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Family, friends, Marines and fellow riders are cordially invited.