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POWNAL -- Bernard W. Nichols, 73, a resident of Main Street, Pownal, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at his residence.

Born in Cropseyville, N.Y., Dec. 11, 1933, he was the son of the late Oliver and Hazel (Arno) Nichols. He received his education in Williamstown and was a graduate of the former Williamstown High School.

Mr. Nichols operated a drywall and painting business in the area for many years.

He enjoyed time spent with his family and also enjoyed trips to the Saratoga Racetrack and to Green Mountain Park in Pownal in earlier years.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debra L. and Robert W. Gomeau of Pownal; a son and daughter-in-law, William A. and Sharon Nichols of Pownal; five grandchildren, Elisha and Dale Gomeau, Kirbie and Kayla Nichols and Shannon Tatro; six great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Alexis Tatro, Paige and Payton Santarcangelo and Ryleigh and Carter Nichols-Cyr; a sister, Carolyn Brown of Bennington; two brothers, Len Nichols of Bennington and Richard Nichols of Williamstown, Mass.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Nichols was predeceased by a grandson, Robert “Bobby” Gomeau and a nephew, Billy Brown.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at 2 p.m.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Pownal, in the spring.

Should friends desire, contributions in Bernard W. Nichols memory may be made to the Pownal Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 16, 2007
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