BLUE HILL - Nicholas Penn Nowland Sr. died on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born July 1, 1942, in New York City, and his parents were Roger Lovett Nowland and Rosaline (Schladermundt) Nowland.
Nick grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, attending New Canaan Country Day School through ninth grade. He then attended Stamford High School and moved to East Blue Hill, Maine, in 1960, finishing his senior year of high school at George Stevens Academy. He attended the University of Maine at Orono, taking night classes from 1967 to 1970, while working at A. B. Herrick and Son from 1960 to 1977. Nick worked at E. L. Shea for 6 years and with Jon Woodward for 2 years. He then operated his own business, Blue Hill Carpentry and Building, from 1987 to present, and did some part-time caretaking.
Nick was predeceased by Donna Self Nowland, the mother of his three children. He is survived by his son, Nicholas P. Nowland Jr. and his wife, Amy, of Sedgwick, Maine; his son, C. Martin Nowland of Northwood, NH; his daughter, Lisa Nowland Roccaro and her husband, Joe, of East Moriches, NY; 6 grandchildren, Benjamin, Abigail and Megan Nowland, Spencer and Isaac Nowland, and Isabel Roccaro. He is also survived by his sister, Rosaline (Schladermundt) Moore and her husband, Tabb, of Washington, D.C; nephew, Jonathan Moore of Montvale, NJ, and Ann (Moore) Villano of Lakeville, CT; his cousins, Susan (Schladermundt) Ulseth of New York, NY, and Joan (Schladermundt) Osborn of Riverside, CT. Nick is also survived by his caring longtime partner, Donna (Abbott) Ingalls, known by his family as Dee. She has been a caring and supportive partner, friend, and confidante.
We hope to have a gathering for family, friends, and neighbors in the afternoon, Saturday, July 2, in East Blue Hill at the family home. Special thanks to all the folks at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital for exceptional personal care and kindness. Nick's wishes were that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the American Red Cross of Maine, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 9802, Portland, ME 04104 or East Blue Hill Village Improvement Association (EBHVIA) Boat Ramp Fund, c/o Dennis Moran, Treasurer, P.O. Box 59, East Blue Hill, ME 04629.
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