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 Roy A. Nickerson


Roy A. Nickerson, a lifelong resident of Malden,  lovingly cared for by Daughter in law Pamela and son Ronald, and other family members, passed away with his brother Ronald by his side on Wednesday , July 20, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.   Roy was born on Bainbridge Street in Malden in 1927, the son of J. Roy and Jeannie Nickerson.  He grew up in Malden and graduated from Malden High School with the Class of 1945.  He then joined the US Navy to help our countries fight in WWII.

Upon his discharge, he returned to Malden, and worked various jobs before joining the Malden Fire Department in 1951.  He worked his way through the ranks in the department, until becoming the Fire Chief.  He retired as Chief in 1988, after over 36 years with the department.    Roy had married his sweetheart, Florence Mosher, after returning from the war, and the two settled down together to raise their family.  Sadly, Florence passed away in 1981, after over 30 year of marriage.  Roy did find love again though, and later married Delores  Nickerson.  They enjoyed  playing golf and traveling to Florida together.  As Roys health declined Dee cared for him in their home as long as she was able.  They shared nearly 35 years of marriage together.  Roy was a member of the Malden VFW Post 639, and  past member of the Malden Rotary.   He was also a past member of the First Baptist Church of Malden, and had attended the Maplewood Baptist Church.  Roy was an avid golfer, and was also a skilled woodworker and furniture maker.  His wife Dee thanks all for their love and support, and regrets that her health prevents her from joining them at services, as she had moved to Montana where her daughter could care for her, and is unable to travel.

He is survived by his wife Delores “Dee” Nickerson, his children, Ronald A. Nickerson of Malden, Jean E. Harrison of Florida,..  his step-children Sandra Hough of MT, Brian Branon of Malden, his brother Ronald Nickerson of NY, his 10 grand children and his 10 great grandchildren. 

Roy was preceded in death by his first wife Florence (Mosher), his son Roy A, Nickerson Jr and, and   his step sons Wayne E. Scappace and William L. Branon, his brother, David Nickerson, and his grandson Jacob.

Funeral Services at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden  on Monday, July 25th, at 10 AM.   Interment to follow in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, July 24th,  from 4 – 8 PM,

Those wishing to, may make donations in Roy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140


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