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1936 Paul 2020

Paul E. Nickerson

July 16, 1936 — November 3, 2020

Paul Edward Nickerson, 84, of Fitzwilliam, died peacefully on November 3, 2020.

Born July 16th, 1936 in New Bedford Massachusetts, Paul was the youngest of 4 children. It was evident early on that his life was to be a struggle when as an infant he battled both Polio and Spinal Meningitis. Overcoming all odds Paul moved forward getting a trade in the vocational system he grew strong as a stevedore, foundry worker.

After a failed marriage he finally found happiness with the love of his life, Beatrice Barboza. For the next 50 years it was rare to find Paul and Bea ever apart. Selling his plating business in RI. Paul and Bea set their sights on California where Paul started working in the Santa Clara County Prison Kitchens. Moving quickly to Head Cook he soon managed 5 separate kitchens and ultimately retired to Oklahoma to enjoy traveling with Bea.

Enjoying 13 years of retirement he lost the love of his life in 2017. Returning to New England, Paul once again connected with family and finally rested himself on November 3, 2020. The last of a generation

Paul leaves many nieces and nephews, his stepchildren Makita Kelley of Massachusetts and Gloria Fayerweather of Arizona, and their families.

Memorial services for Paul and Bea will be in the spring of 2021.

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