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Calvin Austin Nicholas Jr. 'Cat'

Mar 30, 1935 - Jan 24, 2017

Calvin's Story

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Bangor - Calvin Austin Nicholas Jr. "Cat," 81, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2017, at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his family. Calvin was born on March 30, 1935, in Pleasant Point, to Calvin A. Nicholas Sr. and Frances C. (Joseph) Nicholas.
He spent his childhood in Pleasant Point, Indian Township and Indian Island, where he attended the local schools and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services. He served his country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and then went on to work his entire career as a Marine Engineer and continued working even after retirement. On November 10, 1979, Calvin married Patricia Brown in Princeton. Calvin was an Elder Passamaquoddy Tribal Member and was proud to have been fluent in the native language. He loved to be involved with horse racing and even owned trotters for many years, was a great sportsman and taught his children to hunt and fish, he enjoyed bowling and the Red Sox, but was happiest when he was with his family and friends. Calvin was outgoing, he was a great storyteller and would talk to anyone, he will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Calvin was predeceased by his son, Granton "Geek" Nicholas; grandsons, Anthony Best and John LaPointe; granddaughters, Amber Ware and Nakiya Nicholas; sisters, Dolores Koffler, Eva Zanes and Marie Nicholas; sister-in-law, Faye Nicholas; nieces, Ramona and Frances "Frankie" Nicholas; goddaughter, Margaret Nicholas; nephew, Darryl "Pineapple" Nicholas; uncle, John "Cozy" Nicholas; and friend, John Socobasin. He is survived by his wife of over 37 years, Patricia Nicholas; five children, Calvin "Tip" Nicholas III and his companion, Kelly, of Naples, Fawn "Fawny" Pirruccello and her husband, Mike, of Benton, Eva "Peanut" Chandler and her companion, Peter, of Otisfield and Marie "My Baby" Harnois and her husband, Stanley, of Indian Township and Deanna "Dee" Raye of Pembroke; brother, Carl Nicholas of Indian Township; daughter-in-law, Lori Nicholas of Westbrook; fifteen grandchildren, Patricia, Naomi, Renee, Jeremy, Crystal, Ahlea, Bobbie, Billie, Tommy, Samantha, Karl, Vanessa, Stan, Magen and Cameron; 25 great-grandchildren; godchildren, William and Leslie Nicholas and George Sabattus Jr.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including Lane Nicholas, Chris Altvater and Lenny Koffler.
Visitation will begin at noon Sunday, January 29, at The Elderly Meal Site in Indian Township until 9 a.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Father Kevin Martin at 10 a.m. Monday, January 30, at St. Anne's Church, Peter Dana Point. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 28, 2017 in
Bangor Daily News
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