NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

December 5, 2012

George C. Nichols, 85


Newburyport — George Constantine Nichols 85, a longtime resident of Newburyport, passed away unexpectedly at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport Monday evening. Born in Haverhill, Aug. 23, 1927, he was the son of the late George P. Nichols and Polytime (Salvaras) Nichols.

George attended Haverhill High School and was a 1947 graduate of the Northfield Mt. Herman Preparatory School. He also received a business degree from the Bryant & Stratton Business School.

During the 1950s, George was the manager of the Nichols Business Building in Haverhill. George was also the well-known owner/proprietor of Lawlers’ Variety and Merrimac St. Laundromat on Merrimac Street in Newburyport for 20 years. George retired in 2002 as a currier for the First National Bank of Ipswich.

During the 1950s and `60s, George was a member of Haverhill Police Department Auxiliary. George also competed on the Haverhill Police Department's competitive pistol shooting team, earning several awards and accolades. George was an avid deer and bird hunter and a member of the Country Pond Fish and Game Club. George also thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his close friends at Chris’ Auto Body in Salisbury.

George is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margaret (Menzigian) Nichols; his son, Thomas C. Nichols and his wife, Nancy (Charest) Nichols, and granddaughter, Olivia Nichols of Amesbury. George also leaves behind many cherished and loved friends from the greater Newburyport area. He is predeceased by his sister Mary Katherine (Nichols) Iatrides of Athens, Greece.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service on Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Interment will follow in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.