DOROTHY D. NICKERSON

Posted Feb. 21, 2010, at 7:09 p.m.

NEWPORT – Dorothy D. Nickerson, 97, died peacefully Feb. 20, 2010, at a Pittsfield health care facility after a short illness. She was born July 10, 1912, in Newport, the daughter of Bertrand and Alena (Annett) Rowe. She graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1932. Dorothy was a longtime member of High Street Congregational Church, Newport. Dorothy was married to Howard Nickerson Sr., who died March 28, 1978. For many years she worked at Snowflake Canning Co., Corinna, until it burnt. She then went to work at Edwards Co., Pittsfield, and retired from there after many years of service to the company. She also worked at the hot lunch program at Nokomis High School. Dorothy volunteered at Newport Food Bank and Meals for Me, Newport. She was a member of Sebasticook, Pomona, State and National granges, and was a member of Newport Senior Citizens and Newport Ladies Craft Club. She loved to work in her flower gardens. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting for her family and friends. She is survived by one son and his wife, Bertrand and Sandra Nickerson of Newport; one daughter and her husband, Joan and Bernard Marriner of Newport; and a sister, Evelyn Baldwin of Gorham. Also surviving her and living close by are 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, whom she deeply loved to have visit; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Howard, she was predeceased by a son, Howard Nickerson Jr.; four brothers, three sisters; a loving stepmother, Helena Downs Rowe; and a stepbrother. Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ernie Campbell, pastor of High Street Congregational Church, officiating. Spring interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to High Street Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 24 High St., Newport, ME 04953. To sign an online guest gook and leave written tributes, please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.

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