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North Concord, VT: Howard Clinton Nichols, age 88, formerly of Oregon Road, died at his home in North Concord of an apparent heart attack, Monday October 8, 2018.
Howard was born in East Concord, VT, on September 25, 1930, son to the late Harry and Marcia (Isham) Nichols. He was raised and educated in Concord and remained there his entire life. Howard served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1952-1953 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal in May of 1960. For over 41 years he was employed with Gilman Paper Company as a pipefitter and retired as Foreman in 1993. He had one other job and that was with New England Tree (now Asplundh) during the strike at Gilman Paper. His hobbies included snowmobiling, four-wheeling, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his companion since 2009, Sandy Gonyer, of N. Concord, his daughter: Patricia Celino (Ronald) of Florida, his son Steven Nichols (Louise) of Littleton, NH, 2 grandchildren: Stephanie Cogswell (Aaron), Michael Nichols, II (Tara), 3 great-grandchildren: Bailey Nichols, Kamryan Nichols, Hunter Cogswell, niece & nephew: Paula & Ronnie and Sandy’s son: Ricky Gonyer (Grace) of Cleveland, NC
Howard was pre-deceased by his wife of 48 years: Virginia “Ginny” (Davis) in 2003, his son: Michael Nichols in 2016 and his sister Margaret Stevens.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held in the springtime on May 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the East Concord Cemetery with the Rev. Sue MacKay officiating. A light luncheon will follow at Sandy's.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.saylesfh.com