PITTSFIELD Deborahlee Henrietta Nichlen, 59, who resided at Springside of Pittsfield, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center.Born in North Adams on Aug. 4, 1954, daughter of the late James H. and Elaine A. Benoit Nichlen, she attended schools in North Adams. Miss Nichlen worked in food service, most recently as a cashier employed by Dunkin' Donuts. She had also worked in housekeeping, and had been a certified nursing assistant. Deborahlee is remembered as a people person. She loved helping others, sharing a laugh or a joke, and enjoyed cartoons. She also enjoyed traveling. Miss Nichlen is survived by a sister, Albina M. Affhauser of Lanesborough; a brother, James Nichlen of the state of Florida; a son, several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Rosetta, and by a brother, Frederick. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service for Deborahlee Henrietta Nichlen will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. at DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield with William J. Frazier, Pastoral Care Minister at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, officiating. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
or to St. Jude Children's Hospital both in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.