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Donald L. Nichols

July 8, 1936 December 5, 2018
Donald L. Nichols
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Obituary for Donald L. Nichols

Donald L. Nichols, 82, of Chesapeake, VA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
Born in Bridgeport, he was a longtime Fairfield resident before moving to West Haven. He was the eldest son of the late Horace and Marna Nichols. Donald served in the Army National Guard for 8 years. He later became owner of Town & Country Sanitation from 1964 until 1998. After retirement, he and his family moved to Virginia. He enjoyed playing golf, gardening, history, was an avid New York Yankees and Giants fan but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving father and grandfather.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jane; son, Patrick (Tammy); daughter, Annie Wray (Nathan); two grandchildren, Cameron and Charleigh. He is also survived by four brothers, Edward, William, Gary and Gregory; three sisters, Marjorie, Darlene and Lorrie; and several neices and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Robert.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
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