William J. Nichols

August 17, 1935 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 84)


William J. Nichols, 84, of East Hampton, passed away on April 9, 2020. Born in Portland, he was the son of the late William H. Nichols and Florence (Wylie) Nichols. Bill was a graduate of East Hampton High School, class of 1953. He worked as a mason until retirement. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and reader. He enjoyed hiking and often collected arrowheads on his travels. He liked going to car shows and in his younger years, he won numerous drag racing trophies driving his ’57 Chevy.

He is survived by his sister, Beverly (Nichols) Lyman, and his three nieces, Laurie Hall and her husband, Gary, Melody Philhower and her husband, Mark, and Allison Anderson and her husband, Michael, all of East Hampton; and 7 great nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Hall) Dupre, Gary Hall, Steven Hall, Mark Philhower II, Michael Philhower, Melissa Anderson, and Makenzie Anderson.

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