Marie Helene (Robida) Nichols, 77, of East Hampton beloved wife of the late Charles “Charlie” Nichols passed away Friday Jan. 28th at Middlesex Hospital. Born March 13, 1944 in Middletown she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Agnes (Mozdzierz) Robida. Marie was part owner and operator of Nichols Bus Service along with her husband Charlie until their retirement. Marie was known for her kindness and compassion, never hesitating to go out of her way for those that she loved. She took pride in her family and loved spending time with them, especially when she could cook her famous recipes for them and enjoy lake days all together. She had a love for Christmas, where she was known for turning her home into a magical winter wonderland with incredible decorations and food. Marie had a talent for gardening and loved doing so, especially at her home on Lake Pocotopaug. She absolutely adored her dog, Aaron, who she did everything with. Her love for animals resulted in many dogs, cats, and caring for the hummingbirds that would come visit her porch everyday. Marie will be remembered for her generosity and kind-hearted spirit and will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Marie is survived by her son Courtland Rogers of FL, her daughter Corinne Farren and husband Walter of East Hampton, three brothers William Robida of Moodus, Ted Robida of Moodus, Joseph Robida of Ohio, two sisters Arlene Johnson of East Hampton, Joanie Wind of ME, her six grandchildren Jeremy Rogers, Korey Rogers, Tarryne Rogers, Jaimie Farren, Patrick Farren and Kiley Farren, her three great grandchildren Isabella, Madison and Kaden, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Francis Rogers and daughter Jacqueline Rogers, whom she loved dearly, and brothers Robert Robida and Alfred Robida. Funeral services will be held Saturday February 12 th at 11:00am at St. Bridget Church in Moodus. The burial will follow in the family plot in St. Bridget Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate Protectors of Animals 144 Main St. East Hartford, CT 06118, or to Ray of Light Farm Inc. 232 Town St. East Haddam, CT 06423.
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