Robert's Story

MASHPEE, MA - Robert C. Nichols, aged 77, of Mashpee died May 5, 2016 of COPD.

Robert was born in Bangor Maine in 1938, the son of Howard C. and Dorothy (Fifield) Nichols.

A graduate of Kimball Union Academy and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Robert worked at pharmacies in Orono and Bangor ME, first at Nichols Drug Store in Orono, and retired from Kmart Pharmacy in Bangor, ME. Married to Barbara (Besse) Nichols for 54 years, Robert resided in Orono until 2001, when he moved to Mashpee, MA. While in Maine he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Mashpee Men's Club and enjoyed golfing with members. For several years, he was a member of the cooking committee on the spaghetti supper, fundraiser for the Mashpee Boys and Girls Club. He enjoyed woodworking and made items such as bureaus, picnic tables, and cedar boxes.

Robert leaves his wife, Barbara of Mashpee, and sons Robert and partner, Kathy, of Rochester, NY, and Mark and his wife Stefanie, of Gray, grandsons, Benjamin and fiancée Dyana of Pembroke, NH and Jamison of Gray, and granddaughter, Danielle Russell and husband Andrew of Sanford. He is also survived by a sister, Ann Auger and partner Ron Cunningham of Naples, FL and Ossipee, NH nieces, nephews and several cousins.

Donations may be made to the Mashpee Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod, PO Box 895, Mashpee, MA 02649 or charity of one's choice.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 14th 2016 from 2-4 PM at the Chapman Cole and Gleason Funeral Home 74 Algonquin Ave.(Rte 151) Mashpee,MA followed by a brief prayer service at 4P.M. Burial will be held in Great Neck Woods Cemetery at a later date. For online guestbook and directions please visit
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