Kathleen's Story

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PORTLAND - Kathleen R. Nickless of Portland, Maine died Monday January 19, 2015. She was born in Eastport, Maine on December 31, 1926, the daughter of Cleveland and Alice Kennedy. She was married to Joseph E. Nickless who predeceased her in 1980.

Kathleen graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1949 and was a member of the All Maine Women Honor Society. She was a dedicated teacher for 25 years at the George B. Weatherbee School in Hampden, Maine.

She was a member of the Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland and contributed as a Lay Minister and participated in a bible study group. Her interests included genealogy, water aerobics, yoga and reading. She traveled extensively with her friends after retirement. She loved to follow current events, politics, and the Red Sox.

Kathleen's eldest son, John D. Nickless, predeceased her in May of 2013. She is survived by her daughter Marcia Lynch of Walnut Creek, CA. and her son Joel Nickless of Scarborough, ME. She had 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by her sister Virginia Nickless of Waterville, ME. and Cleveland Kennedy of Bucksport, ME.

She was loved by many for her kind heart and positive attitude.

Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation on Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 from 2-4 pm. A memorial service will be held at Woodfords Congregational Church 202 Woodford St. Portland, Maine on Monday Jan 26, 2015 at 10:00 am with a reception to follow. Interment will be in the spring at Silver Lake Cemetery in Bucksport, Maine. On-line condolences can be given to the family at www.jonesrichandhutchins.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Kathleen's memory to : ITN (Independent Transportation Network) , providing transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments.


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Westbrook, ME. 04092

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Published on  January 23, 2015
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