Pittsfield - Edward C. Nichols, 96, died peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Pittsfield.
Edward was born on March 12, 1922, in St. Albans, Maine, the son of Wallace and Josephine (Hinton) Nichols. He graduated from Hartland Academy with the class of 1940 and proudly served our country in the United States Army 678th Salvage Collection and was stationed in New Guinea-Philippines during World War II. He married Pauline Eaton on March 20, 1954 and they shared 61 years of marriage.
Ed held several jobs over the years working at Boynton Chevrolet from 1950-1959, Northeast Shoe Shop from 1963-1974, and from 1973-1984, he was a self-employed carpenter working beside his good friend, Glen Braley Jr. He was a kind and gentle soul, very witty and fun to be with. He enjoyed hard work and had a gift of buying and flipping homes. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be missed so very much.
He is survived by his daughters, Brenda Seekins and husband, Steve, of Hartland, Joleen Booth and husband, Robert, of Toano, Virginia and Janet Quint of Pittsfield; son-in-law, Thomas Quint of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Stephanie Floyd and husband, Jon, Spencer Seekins and wife, Cathy, Shelby Maloon, Ryan Craig and wife, Kate, Addie Woodbury, Arlo Quint and wife, Christa, Tyson Quint and wife, Megan, and Amber Quint, who was very special to her grandfather; 11 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; brother, Frank Nichols and wife Jeannie of Hartland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife, Pauline; and siblings, Gilbert Nichols, Ruth London and Alice Loring.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19, at the Maloon Cemetery in St. Albans. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country. A gathering will follow and all are welcome.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield.
Published on April 16, 2018