The following obit originated with the Concord Monitor, in Concord, N.H. The Monitor does not
guarantee the accuracy of original content that now resides off its web site.
Robert O. Nichols, CONTOOCOOK
Wednesday, December 4, 2002
CONTOOCOOK-Robert Osborn Nichols, 90, died Friday at his home. He
was born in Kennebunk, Maine, the son of Roger and Martha (Chase)
Nichols. He lived in Connecticut before moving to Contoocook 37 years ago.
He attended MTI and New York City College. He was a member of Mensa.
He later learned Dianetics counseling skills, which he used to help various
people. Nichols worked as mamager of a co-op of grocery stores in
Connecticut in the 1940s and later as a machinist, manufacturers representative
and carpenter. He was a lifetime member of the Society of Friends (Quaker),
where he helped establish the meeting in Springfield, Mass., and to re-establish
the Concord meeting. He helped establish a halfway house in Concord for the
mentally ill; served on the committee that planned the sewage treatment plant in
Hopkinton; and was active in local politics, running for office, lobbying the
legislature and attending sessions of the courts. He supplied the Merrimack
Valley Day Care with tricycle tools. Survivors include his wife of 65 years,
Adelaide Nichols of Contoocook; two sons, Lawrence Nichols of Dover and
Stanton Nichols of Biddeford, Maine; a daughter, Roberta Nichols of
Contoocook; two sisters, Rosamond Dustin of Concord and Eleanor Wilson
of Jefferson, Maine; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and many nieces
and nephews. A brother and two sisters died previously. Memorial services
will be held Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. in Havenwood Retirement Center, 33 Christian
Ave., Concord. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice Program, P.O. Box
1797, Concord 03302-1797. Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
is in charge of the arrangements.
Note: I am of no relation, but my sympathies go out to those of you who are.
This is here as a lasting memorial for Mr. Nichols.
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