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NICHOLS, Horace S. Of Boston, known affectionately as "Nick", died peacefully in his Back Bay home on March 28th. He was 86 years old. Boston was the hub of his universe and he truly epitomized the proper Bostonian. Mr. Nichols was predeceased by his two wives Jean C. Nichols who died in 1988 and Ruth Harmon Nichols who died in 2010. He leaves his five children, Alison Nichols Ferring and husband John of St. Louis, MO, Charles Nichols II and wife Patricia of Sudbury, MA, Anderson Nichols and Spouse Barry Jones of Boston, Anne Nichols and husband John Maynard of Auckland NZ, John Nichols and wife Rikki of Charlotte, NC, and two Stepchildren Brad Harmon and wife Susan of Healdsburg CA, and Gretchen Fontichiaro and husband Bernard of Spring Lake, MI. He also leaves six grandchildren, Nick Ferring, Will Ferring, Brooks Ferring, Charles Nichols III, Sam Nichols, and Ben Nichols, and five step grandchildren, Erica Harmon, Colin Harmon, Timothy Origer, Christopher Origer, and Elizabeth Origer. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 20th at 2:00 P.M. at the First Church located at the corner of Berkeley and Marlborough Streets in Boston. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to "Friends of the Boston Public Garden", 69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108. Please visit our website for additional information and to leave online condolences. Boston Harborside Home J.S. Waterman & Sons-Langone www.bostonharborsidehome.com

Published in The Boston Globe from Mar. 31 to Apr. 4, 2013
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