Phyllis Bernice Nicholson - age: 83
(July 18, 1934 to March 28, 2018
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June, 16, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Porter Hall, Temple Avenue Ocean Park. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, Massachusetts. Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco is in charge of the arrangements.
Phyllis’ family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Cape Memory Care, Maine Medical Center, and Gosnell Hospice House.
In lieu of flowers, donations in remembrance of Phyllis' life may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 383 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074; Cape Memory Care, 126 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107; Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, c/o Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Phyllis Bernice Hardin Nicholson, 83, of Old Orchard Beach passed away on March 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
Phyllis was born in Boston, Ma., on July 18, 1934, to Foster Graves Hardin and Eliza Pearl Strong. Phyllis was a graduate of Somerville, Ma. High School. During her early years she enjoyed coming to Ocean Park with her mother, sister, and long time friend Marilyn White. Ocean Park was a place very near and dear to Phyllis and her family. She was a big western movie fan and particularly fond of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
In 1952, she married Russell Chandler Nicholson. During their years together, they lived in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Phyllis held many clerical jobs over the years. Later in life, she also worked at the Abundant Life Christian School in Wilmington, Massachusetts where she was fondly known as "Miss Phyllis" by all who knew her.
Phyllis moved to Old Orchard Beach in 2004. She enjoyed riding her bike, visiting with family and friends, caring for her granddaughters, going to the beach and attending church. She also enjoyed taking the occasional painting class and eating blueberry pancakes from the Ocean Park Soda Fountain. Phyllis’ joy was her family.
Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Russell and her sister Lorraine Hardin Eaton.
Surviving her are her 2 sons Eric Nicholson of Old Orchard Beach and Mark Nicholson of Stoughton, MA, grandchildren Kate Nicholson and Alex Nicholson of Old Orchard Beach, great-granddaughters Gabriella and Adrianna DiPietro of Old Orchard Beach, and Emma Johnson of Buxton.