Donald A. Nicholson Jr.

After several years of failing health Donald A. Nicholson Jr., 81, died with his beloved wife of 61 years by his side in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Known to friends and family as Don, Donnie, and Nick. Don was born at Phaneuf Hospital in Brockton, Mass. The son of Donald and Mary (Ruccolo) Nicholson.

He graduated from East Bridgewater High School class of 1960 where he was very much involved in the social scene of the time. He met his wife Judy in his hometown while she visited family during summer breaks away from her family’s home in Hollywood, Florida.

Don and Judy first started their family in Brockton, Mass. but soon moved to Hanson, Mass. In 1968. The family moved to Plymouth, Mass. in 1977.

He worked in the quality control engineering field for many years, but later started a new career in surveying instrument sales with Wild Heerbrugg for which he is still well known.

Don was an avid pool player and enjoyed fishing, tomato gardening, autos and shows, chess, western riding, but most of all laying on his perch in front of the TV.

He is survived by his wife Judith Holmes nee Austin; children Donald A. Nicholson III of Plymouth, Cheryl Ballem of Carver, and Christine Dattoli of Florida; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; as well as sister Mary Canzone and her husband Arthur of Cranston, RI.

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