Nicholson Cousins of Lynn, Massachusetts


Thomas Nicholson

Immigrant Ancestor Thomas Nicholson was born February 2, 1872 in the small village of Sneem in County Kerry, Ireland. His parents were James Leonard Nicholson, b. Oct. 12, 1841, County Kerry, d. Jul. 12, 1908 and Sarah Anne Huggard, b. May 20, 1854, County Kerry, d. Apr. 25 1921 at Lynn.

Thomas Nicholson

Thomas arrived at Boston from Ireland in 1880 and was naturalized at Boston Sep. 29, 1894.

Thomas married Sarah Eleanor Glass of Marblehead, Massachusetts on December 15, 1897 at Lynn. Sarah was born in Lynn on Jun. 20, 1881 to Benjamin Glass and Mary Eliza Hook. Mary Eliza died at the age of 22 years and Benjamin was unable to care for Sarah. She was adopted in in 1889 by her grandfather, Samuel K. Glass of Marblehead who raised her until her marriage to Thomas Nicholson.

Thomas and Sarah purchased a large home at 60 North Federal St. in Lynn where they raised 16 children together between 1898 and 1925; Avis, James, George, William, Sarah (Sadie), Bessie, Nathan, Doris, Grace, Lucy, Thomas, Joseph, John, Beatrice, Mildred amd Margery. All but Doris survived to adulthood.

Thomas passed away on May 3, 1924 at Lynn and is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn. Sarah passed away on Jun. 3, 1958 and is also buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.

We have not been able to find any information prior to 1842 for this family. Any information you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Eleanor Booth McClory

It is with regret and sadness that we report the passing of Cousin Eleanor McClory of Lynn, MA. on Friday June 20, 2012. Born in Lynn and a graduate of Lynn English High School, she was the daughter of the late George and Sadie (Nicholson) Booth.

Eleanor worked at the former Russo Candy House, Route 1, Saugus, MA. She leaves her children Donald W. McClory, Jr. and his wife Sharon A. of Littleton, MA, Sharon A. Clarke and her husband Richard of East Islip, NY, and Michael G. McClory and his companion Teresa Davis of Hampstead, NH, her grandchildren Brian McClory, Stephanie McClory, Nicole Clarke, Christopher McClory, Daniel McClory, Stephen McClory and Matthew McClory. Also survived by Teresa's children, Kirsten Davis, Zak Davis and Zane Davis. Eleanor was the sister of the late Alvin Booth and George Booth, Jr.

Peter R. Nicholson

October 12th, 2012

Peter R. Nicholson, 69, of Salem, died Friday, October, 12, 2012 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was the loving husband of Stephanie (Bozek) Nicholson with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.

Born and educated in Lynn, he was the son of the late William and Mona (Folkes) Nicholson and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. After graduation, Peter enlisted into the United States Navy where he proudly served his country as a Seabee, constructing bridges and roads in Vietnam. Peter received the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged in 1966. A man of many talents, Peter prospered in construction as a maintenance machinist for Raytheon for several years and prior to his retirement operated heavy equipment for Northeast Nursery.

Peter enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Raytheon Bowling team for several years. He also enjoyed skeet shooting and playing horseshoes with his brother during his visits to Florida.

Surviving him in addition to his wife Stephanie are three brothers, James Nicholson and his wife Anne of Amesbury, Paul Nicholson and his wife Marilyn of Duncan, SC, John Nicholson of Okeechobee, FL; three sisters, Doris Doward and her husband Robert of Salem, Patsy Shamberger and her husband George of NH, Sandra Nicholson of NH and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Warren Harrison Lathe

Summer, 2014

Husband of Nancy Ann Nicholson, daughter of Nathan and Muriel (Buxton) Nicholson, passed away in 2014 at the age of 93. Married for 53 years, Warren and Nancy operated a farm in Guilford, Vermont where Nancy still resides.

Mertie Raynes Milbury

January 3, 1938 - May 8, 2015

Mertie Raynes Milbury, 77, died peacefully on May 8, 2015. She lived most of her life in Lynn, MA, most recently residing in Chestnut Hill. Mertie was a longtime member of the UU Church of Greater Lynn and sang in the choir there for many years. She was a great lover of music. She played both the flute and piano and took great comfort in singing and playing her instruments even as her health failed. More than anything, she enjoyed the company of her friends and family and a good cup of coffee.

Mertie was the daughter of Frederick Merton Raynes and Grace Edna (Dorman) Raynes and grand daughter of James Dorman and Sarah Louise (Nicholson) Dorman.

Mertie was a 1955 graduate of Lynn Classical High School and a 1959 graduate of Radcliffe, where she received a BA. She held several jobs throughout her life, which included music teacher, social worker, key-punch operator, and museum and hospital volunteer, but she was most proud of her role as a homemaker and mother. She leaves her husband Donald Milbury, two children; Carol Dube' and Richard Milbury, along with their spouses; Colm Regan and Ilana Krepchin, four grandchildren; Olivia Dube': 14, Rex Dube': 10, Molly Milbury: 7 and Ciaran Regan: 9 months, and one brother, James D. Raynes.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life at the Unitarian Church of Chestnut Hill on May 30th at 11am, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mark Dube' Instrumental Music Scholarship Fund, which provides support for any child within the Brookline Public Schools who wishes to play an instrument and does not have the appropriate funds. Donations may be mailed care of Jeanine Dias-Gaylor, Brookline High School, 115 Greenough St., Brookline, MA 02445.

James A. Nicholson

August 11, 1939 - May 15, 2016

James A. Nicholson passed away May 15, 2016 at the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA with his family at his side.

Jim was born in Lynn on Aug. 11, 1939, son of the late William and Mona (Folkes) Nicholson. He attended Lynn schools and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School with the Class of 1957. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the USS Brownson from 1959-1963.

Following his service in the Navy, he went on to work many years at General Electric Co. as draftsman for the aircraft division.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister Mona, brothers William, Robert, Thomas and Peter. He is survived by his wife, Ann L., daughter, Kelly and husband, Roger, son, James and wife, Kelli, granddaughters, Allison and wife, Emily, and Sarah, his two brothers, John, Paul and wife, Marilyn, three sisters, Doris and husband, Robert, Patricia and husband, George, and Sandra, and many nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, crossword puzzles, genealogy, playing on the computer, old westerns and time with family and friends.

Service information: Calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., Amesbury, Saturday, May 21, from 9-11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery in Amesbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Assc., go to American Heart Assoc/donations.

Michael K. Nicholson

February 11, 1958 - June 6, 2016

Michael K. Nicholson, of Nashua, NH, age 58 years, formerly of Lynn and Peabody, died unexpectedly at his home after a lengthy illness. He was the former husband of Coreen (Mullen) Nicholson.

Born in Lynn he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Eleanor M. (Fuller) Nicholson. Mike attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1976. After high school he served in the US Army for four years. He worked at the Portsmouth Naval Yard, then for the VA in Manchester, NH, and spent most of his career with the United States Post Office, as a mail handler, until he retired in 2013. Mike was an avid sports fan, and his favorite team was the New England Patriots.

In addition to his former wife he is survived by one daughter Kristine Nicholson and her fiancé Ryan Cavallaro both of Wilmington, two brothers Thomas "Tucker" Nicholson of Georgetown, Paul Nicholson of Wakefield, NH, three sisters Sandra Prunier of Lynn, Jackie Hudson of Lynn, Karen Nicholson of Georgetown, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Service Details: Visiting hours will be held at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Wednesday from 11:00 - 1:00 PM. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Please make memorial donations in Mike's name to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, Advancement Office PO Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.

Lia Marie Lenzie-Dinitto

Died unexpectedly Saturday, August 13, 2016 at her home in Lynn, MA. at the age of 27. She was the wife of Vincent Dinitto of Lynn.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of David Lenzie of Lynn and Lisa (Sonia) Benevento of Peabody and the great granddaughter of the late Lucy Elizabeth Nicholson of Lynn. She was a lifelong resident of Lynn and a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 2007.

Lia was employed as an activities assistant at the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Everett for the past two years and for the last 15 years she worked part time at Superior Roast Beef in Lynn. She attended Rivier College School of Nursing and Salem State College for a brief time and was an EMT in Peabody.

Lia enjoyed reading, singing and playing music, and her favorite artist who she enjoyed the most was Dean Martin. She also enjoyed the arts and going to the theatre, museums and the zoo as well. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her mother, Lisa (Sonia) Benevento and her step dad, Don Cordova of Peabody; her father, David Lenzie and his wife Christine Donovan of Lynn; her two brothers, Paul Lenzie of Connectiuct and Louis Lenzie of Peabody; her maternal grandparents, Theresa Sheehan of Peabody and Robert and his wife Mary Sonia of Raymond, N.H., her paternal grandparents, David and his wife Jackie Lenzie of Groveland, her great grandmother, Mildred Sheehan of Lynn, and is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins and was the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Margaret J. (Mannuccia) Nicholson

January 11, 1941 - December 26, 2016

Born on January 11, 1941 in Lowell,MA, Margaret was the loving daughter of the late James A. McDonald and Mary (Avilla) McDonald. Margaret was a warm and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed.

Margaret was an avid gardener who love to cook and feed everyone. She loved to socialize, whether it be at Bingo or at home quietly crocheting. Margaret had a passion for family. They were first and foremost in her life.

Margaret was the beloved wife of Joseph Nicholson. She was the devoted mother of Daniel Boland, Michele Culver, Scott Boland and his wife Linda, CherylAnn Lugo and her husband Victor, Roxann Lindley and her husband David, Joseph Peterson and the late Cheryl Killion. Margaret was the cherished grandmother of 15 and the great grandmother of 12.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend a Memorial Service Celebrating Margaret's Eternal Life will be held on Saturday, December 31st at 11:30am in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Margaret to Helping Our Troops, c/o StonehamBank 80 Montvale Ave. Stoneham, MA 02180.

Thomas "Tucker" Arthur. Nicholson, Jr.

At the age of 75 years of Georgetown, MA, formerly of Lynn, MA and Barrington, NH, "Tucker" died unexpectedly, Monday Feb. 12, at his home. He was the husband of the late Judy (Garland) Nicholson with whom he shared over 25 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Eleanor (Fuller) Nicholson, Sr. He attended Lynn schools. Tucker was employed as a boiler maker at the Charlestown Naval Yard, and the Portsmouth Naval Yard until he retired. He also owned and operated Carol's Stamp and Coin Shop on State St. in Lynn from 1974 -1984. Tucker enjoyed traveling, collecting stamps and coins, and cooking.

He is survived by four sons Wayne H. Nicholson of Rowley, Thomas Nicholson of Exeter, NH, Nathan Nicholson of Miami, FL, Alex J. Nicholson of Summerville, SC, four daughters Lorrie Colclough of Saugus, Kelley Hall of Claremont, NH, Larissa Combe of York, ME, Amy Nicholson of Newmarket, NH, one brother Paul Nicholson of Wakefield, NH, three sisters Sandra Prunier of Lynn, Jackie Hudson of Lynn, Karen Nicholson of Georgetown, 24 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, many nieces and nephews, his two former wives Gail Sweeney of Peabody and Carol Hunt of Berwick, ME. His dog and companion Bailey. He was also brother of the late Michael Nicholson.

Services Details: Tucker's visiting hours will be held at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Tuesday from 10:00 - 12:00 PM, followed by funeral services at 12:00 PM to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Please make memorial donations in Tuckers name to a charity of your choice.

Donald Harvey Chapman, III "Chappy"

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Of Route 11 in Farmington, NH died unexpectedly Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, due to complications from a medical condition.

Born September 10, 1963 in Lynn, Massachusetts, son of Donald Harvey Chapman, Jr. and Florence Elizabeth (Nicholson) Chapman, he was a lifelong resident of Farmington and a graduate of Farmington High School, Class of 1982.

Chappy enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, playing golf and horseshoes and spending time with his good friends. He was a builder by trade, a self-employed carpenter, having worked with his father before his dad's retirement.

Survived by his parents Donald and Florence; his children, twin daughters, Savannah and Danielle and son Dylan; his sister Virginia and brother-in-law Les; his nephews, Tyler and Noah; uncles, Art and David; Aunt Peggy and Uncle Dom, and Cousin Kristine; Uncle David and Aunt Clare and their children; also, his very close group of friends that were always there for him.

There are no funeral services planned at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Cocheco Valley Humane Society, Farmington Fish and Game Club, or Farmington 500 Boys/Girls Club.

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