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Robert Giri Nickerson

Jul 13, 2017
Robert Giri Nickerson

printed 07/14/2017


Robert Giri Nickerson, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his home.

Born in New London, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Milton and Leonora Giri Nickerson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Cecile Selvidio Nickerson.

Surviving are his children, James Robert Nickerson of Berlin, Maryland, Eileen Jean Barnett and her husband, David, of Boxborough, Massachusetts, and Patti Ann Denis and her husband, Dean, of Lebanon, Connecticut. There are five grandchildren, Jacob Barnett, Marie Barnett, Benjamin Johnson, Destiny Denis and Dominique Denis.

Also surviving, is his brother, Thomas Nickerson of The Villages, Florida, and sisters, Leonora Brochu and her husband, Felix, of Connecticut, and Delores Anderson of Texas. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Nickerson, and sister, Gustina Stage.

Mr. Nickerson worked for 26 years for General Dynamics Company as superintendent of Outside Machinists Dept. which built nuclear submarines. After retiring, he moved to Berlin, Maryland to be near his son. He was a Classic Cars enthusiast, and proud owner of collectable Ford classic automobiles.

A memorial service will be held in Connecticut at a later date. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Norwich, Connecticut. A donation in his memory may be made to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, www.dana-farber.org/gift.

Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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