2002-07-04 / Obituaries

Stephen D. Nichols

Stephen D. Nichols

EAST MONTPELIER—Stephen Dudley Nichols, 61, died June 26, 2002 at his home.

The son of the late Dudley and Katherine (Roberts) Nichols of E. Brookfield, he graduated from Williamstown High School in 1958. He married Sandra D’Addio Aug. 7, 1965 in E. Brookfield. He later married Alice Calcagni July 10, 1982, on the Falls Bridge Rd. in Williamstown.

He was a self-employed excavation contractor from 1974-May 2002. Prior to that, he spent five years as a meat cutter at the A&P Company in Barre. He also worked as a salesman for Albert Martin in E. Brookfield, Nordic Tractor in S. Burlington and as an Operations Manager for Specialized Hauling in Williamstown.

He received the greatest joy from working on antique farm tractors, spending time flea marketing, camping on Beacon Hill in Chelsea and spending time with many of his good friends.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves, April 1963-April 1969 and retired as a Master Sergeant. He belonged to the American Legion #10, Barre Lodge of Elks 1535, Canadian Club of Barre, American Truck Historical Society & Connecticut River Antique Club.

Survivors include his wife, Alice, of E. Montpelier; a son, Michael John of Middletown, Conn.; two daughters: Lisa Dunham and her husband, Mike, of Portland, Conn.; Kirsten Nichols and her fiancé, Larry Golden of Middletown, Conn. and their mother, Sandra of Middletown, Conn.; one sister, Sharon Wheatley and her husband, Stanley, of E. Brookfield; three grandchildren: Marah Nichols, Sarah Dunham, and Seth Dunham; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and a special uncle, Bill, of Chelsea; and special family, Frank and Lucia and sons of Westerly, R.I. Two brothers, Bruce and Denzil Nichols, pre-deceased him.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being made by Eternal Flame Crematorium, Brattleboro.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 100 Dorset Street, Burlington, Vt. 05401.

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