Walter E. Nichols Jr.April 17, 1940 ~ September 30, 2017 (age 77)
Walter E. Nichols Jr., “Nick”, passed away peacefully in his easy chair while watching his favorite shows on the evening of September 30th. He was born in Middletown on April 17, 1940, son of the late Walter and Mildred (Royce) Nichols Sr. Nick and Gloria (Grzegorowicz) were married in August of 1960 and subsequently raised three children together. Nick worked at United Technologies for 43 years, until his retirement in 2002. A lifetime resident of East Hampton, Nick was a charter member of the East Hampton Volunteer Fire Department Association and was active in the East Hampton Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Association for years. Nick was proud to be a Master Mason, Anchor Lodge No. 112.
Nick enjoyed riding his Honda Goldwing and traveled from Nova Scotia to Nevada. An avid deer hunter, he loved when he was able to hunt with both his father and his son. Nick had his pilot’s license and liked to circle the Goodspeed to impress his passenger, his wife, only to find that getting such a good look caused her to become nauseous. Nick was interested in woodworking, enjoyed the Scottish games and bagpipe music, and stayed abreast of trending technology. Nick spent as much time as possible with his family as he routinely visited with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother, and when they were alive, his parents.
Nick leaves behind his wife Gloria; brothers Robert (wife Lynn) and Gary; children Dory Nichols, Walter Nichols III (wife Kathryn), and Valerie (Nichols) Frate (husband Robert); grandchildren Daryl Cashin (wife April), Phoebe (Nichols) Harmon (husband Stephen), Rian Frate and Shayne Frate; great grandchildren Hunter Cashin and Avery Cashin.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 21st at Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St., East Hampton. Calling hours will start at 10:00 a.m. and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the East Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, 3 Barton Hill, East Hampton, CT 06424 attention Greg Voelker; or the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 144, East Hampton, CT 06424. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.