Robert A. Nichols, 76, of East Hampton, died peacefully on Thursday, June 21st. Born on October 28, 1941 in Middletown, CT, he was the son of the late Walter and Mildred (Royce) Nichols, Sr. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Lynn (Nichols) Nichols; daughter Cathy (Nichols) Sirois and husband Claude of East Hampton; grandchildren Amanda Sirois of East Hampton, Nicole (Sirois) DeMay and husband Scott of East Haddam and Brian Sirois of East Hampton; and brother Gary Nichols of Rocky Hill. He was predeceased by his brother Walter Nichols, Jr. (Gloria).
He graduated from Vinal Tech in Middletown and worked as a machinist for many years at Standard Knapp in Portland and retired from Ripley Manufacturing in Cromwell. A life-long resident of East Hampton, Bob was a veteran member of the East Hampton Volunteer Fire Department along with his father, brother and uncles. Bob was an avid reader and enjoyed collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia and trading cards and playing setback in the leagues in town.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes there will be no services. The family would like to thank the staff at Cobalt Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and Beacon Hospice for the wonderful care they provided Bob.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the East Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, 3 Barton Hill, East Hampton, CT 06424 or to the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 144, East Hampton, CT 06424.