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Roland S. Gustafsen Jr., 71, of Northborough

Obit Roland Gustafsen JrNorthborough – Roland “Gus” S. Gustafsen Jr. passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 after a 15-month battle with cancer. He was 71.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 46 years, Pauline J. (Person) Gustafsen; his loving children, Cynthia Bittel and her husband Eric and Scott Gustafsen; three grandchildren, Matthew Bittel, Emma Bittel, and Ava Bittel; two brothers, Jack Nelson and Robert Nelson; an aunt, Eleanor Harvey and her son, Richard Harvey; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and many close friends.

Born and raised in Malden, he was the son of John and Elizabeth (Morrison) Nelson.

Gus spent over 40 years in the financial services industry working for Fidelity Investments, State Street, and US Bank. He held various management positions in records management and corporate trust.

He was an active member of the Northborough Senior Center, and enjoyed playing cards, fishing, gardening, and watching Boston pro sports. He cherished spending time with his grandchildren.

The Gustafsen family extends a special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center for their compassionate care.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Sunday, Aug. 24, from 1-4 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. His funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gus may be made to Friends of the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Rd., Northborough, MA 01532 or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or by calling 800-525-4669.

For online condolences or directions, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.

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