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Richard Nichols

Richard Francis "Dickie" Nichols

Saturday, August 17th, 2019
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Richard Francis "Dickie" Nichols, 87, of Williamstown died Saturday August 17, 2019 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Ellenburg, NY on December 19, 1931 a son of the late Oliver and Hazel (Arno) Nichols. Dickie attended local schools and was a self employed drywall finisher serving Berkshire County for several years. He was a communicant of St's Patrick and Raphael Parish in Williamstown. Dickie was an avid golfer and was a longest standing member and oldest member of the Waubeeka Golf Course in Williamstown where the Wednesday night league was named Dick Nichols League in his honor. He was a long time fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics. Survivors include his wife Linda (Archambeau) Nichols whom he married on September 11, 1988 on the first hole at Waubeeka Golf Course. Four daughters Marie Nichols LaCasse and her husband Jim of Essex, VT.; Bonnie Nichols Dydowicz of North Adams, Lisa Olson and her former husband, Kyle Black of Williamstown and Leann Olson O'Brien and her husband Bill of Adams. A sister Carolyn Brown of Bennington, VT., a brother Len Nichols of Bennington, VT. Dickie was "Poppy" to 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Joyce Bernard Nichols who passed in 1983 and five siblings.
The Nichols family would like to thank the caring and skilled members of the 4th floor Telemetry Unit, fifth floor staff as well as the Critical Care Unit at BMC for their support and excellent care.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Richard "Dickie" Nichols will be celebrated Thursday August 22, 2019 at 11 AM at St's Patrick and Raphael Church in Williamstown. Burial will take place at a later date in the family plot in the Hancock Cemetery. A calling hour will take place from 10AM to 11AM on Thursday at the church. Memorial donations are suggested for the Shriner's Children Hospital or to the Northern Berkshire Ambulance Service through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA .01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    St's Patrick & Raphael Church
    54 Southworth St.
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    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Sts. Patrick and Raphael Church
    54 Southworth St.
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    Rev. Michael Lillpopp


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Lindy and Chuck Ellsworth

Posted at 08:37pm
Dear Linda and family members, our deepest sympathies to you in Dick's passing. We were so happy to have spent a few occasions catching up and reminiscing when we came into town for a short visit, and sorry it could not be more often. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Lindy and Chuck Ellsworth

Mimi Roy

Posted at 09:34pm
Dear Lisa, Matt and family, my deepest sympathy to you on Dick's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Connie Yorke

Posted at 01:23pm
Lisa and family, sending our sympathy. Dave & Connie

Jay Burrows

Posted at 10:20pm
Sally and I are deeply saddened by Dick’s passing. We’ve known him many long years and enjoyed visits and memories of former days when life seemed simpler. He was an encouragement as he fought through the physical limitations that he dealt with for many years. He was known and loved by many people. Prayers and condolences to family and friends. Jay & Sally Burrows.

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