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Lawrence Nickerson

March 10, 1934 ~ September 20, 2017 (age 83)

Lawrence (Nick) Nickerson, 83

Lawrence (Nick) L. Nickerson, 83, of Portland, died peacefully Tuesday morning, September 20th, surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Portland, Larry was the son of Herschel and Louise (Sawyer) Nickerson.  He graduated from Deering High School in 1952. 

Lawrence had a tremendous work ethic and had a career as a claims adjuster for Merchants Mutual Insurance Company and for Maine Bonding.  He spent many evenings working at events at the Portland Exposition Building.  After retiring, he continued to work as a driver for various organizations until his early 80’s. 

Nick married Patricia Murphy on July 31st, 1954 and together they raised their five children.  In his spare time, Nick enjoyed woodworking and fixing anything that needed fixing.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family and planning extensive family cruises. 

Lawrence was pre-deceased by his son Daniel (Bucky) Nickerson, his parents, and his twin brother Linwood.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Murphy; his sons Edward Nickerson and his wife Nancy; Eugene Nickerson and his wife Linda; Jere Nickerson and his wife Julie; daughter Cheryl Nickerson-Nutter and her husband Bill; grandchildren, Kathryn, Moreen, Christian, Maria, Rebecca, Shannon, Matthew, Jennifer, Jack, Ella; 4 great grand-daughters; sister Lois Mott, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held from 4-7pm, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland.  A mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Portland, on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:00 am.  Following the service, all are invited to a reception at Bruno’s in Portland. 

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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Animal Refuge League to Greater Portland, 217 Landing Road, Westbrook, ME 04092.

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