Douglas J. Nephew Jr., 64, of Grafton and Upton


Douglas J. Nephew Jr.Upton/Grafton – Douglas J. Nephew Jr. has been called upon by the heavens on April 8, 2021 at the early age of 64, following a short battle of cancer.

Just like all experiences in life, Doug managed this illness with strength, grace and wanting to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. On his final day, he was with his family, who he adored more than anything else in the world.

Doug will live on through his children, Nicole Berry and her fiancé Daryle Rousseau, Dylan, Ryan, Douglas III, and Jaime Nephew. He was a proud Papa to his grandchildren, Aaron and Lillian Berry, Gillian Calnan, Nathan, Noah, and Sadie Nephew, and his great-grandson, Mason Steele.

He is survived by his father, Douglas Nephew Sr., and predeceased by his mother, Joan Nephew. He leaves his brothers, Glen Nephew, Danny Nephew and his wife Jesse, and Darin Nephew and his wife Denise, and his sisters, Joanne Coyle and her partner Beamer and Darlene Price and her husband Robert.

Doug was a skilled carpenter and loved building barns, looked forward to fishing trips with his kids and time around his loving family. He will be deeply loved and missed by all!

A celebration of life for Doug will be planned at a later date. Please honor him with a memorial donation to The American Cancer Society at

A Book of Memories to share a special message with Doug’s family is available online at