Scarborough, ME – Maynard Bryant “Nick” Nickerson Jr., 86, of Waterboro and formerly of Mexico died on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was the husband of Carol (Bixby) Nickerson.
Nick was born in Mexico, ME on June 29, 1927 a son of the late Maynard B. & Hazel (Bartlett) Nickerson Sr. He attended local area schools and graduated from Mexico High School. He remained a Mexico resident until marrying Carol on April 16, 1994, when they moved to Waterboro.
As a young man he enjoyed working for Oakdale Golf Course, however spent most of his life working for the former Oxford Paper Co. After his retirement he went to work part time at Oxford Lanes.
Nick, sometimes affectionately referred to as “Budman” was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Rumford as well as the Waterboro Eagles. He also enjoyed playing cribbage, his trips to Canada, hunting and ice-fishing, and was an excellent candlepin bowler. His great joy however was spending time out on his boat, whether he was fishing or just relaxing.
Besides his wife of nineteen years, Carol, he is survived by two daughters Linda Davis of South Portland and Janet Sanchez of Gainesville, FL; two step-sons, Elliot Knox of Mexico, ME and Michael Knox of Turner and a step-daughter Shelly Richard and her husband Glen of Waterboro. He also leaves ten grandchildren Allen Davis, Christopher Davis, Jason Sanchez, Michael Davis, Stephen Sanchez and his wife Yoanys, Zachary Richard, Steven, Travis, Angela and Briana Knox; seven great grandchildren Angelina Sanchez-Dow, William Atwell, Angelina Sanchez, Amarra Sanchez, Jennifer and Angel Davis and Jospeh Sanchez and three great great grandchildren Owen Swenson, Tristan and Zoe Dow as well as a brother Dale Nickerson of Rumford, twin sisters Brenda Nickerson of Mexico and Glenda Porter and her husband Charles of Lake Suzy, FL and many nieces and nephews. He also was the grandfather of the late Lacy Richard who died on November 18, 2012.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service with military honors to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Pinegrove Cemetery, Route 108 in Canton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. To sign Nick’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family please visit www.advantageportland.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nick’s memory can be made to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One #1
Scarborough, ME 04074