Carl W. Nielsen, 61, of Fairfield, the husband of Jo-Annette Rosell Nielsen, died Jan. 12 at home.

Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Carl C. and Martha (Steeb) Nielsen and a lifelong Fairfield resident.

He was a graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School and attended the Art Institute of Boston, where he studied graphic arts for two years. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran.

A freelance videographer, and on his business trips, enjoyed the chance to play a round of golf. He also loved to travel with his family.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his daughter, Amanda Nielsen of Fairfield; a sister, Kathie Nielsen Burnett and her husband, Hank of Oxford.

A gathering to celebrate his life will take place Monday, Jan. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road. To send an online condolence, visit