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NICHOLAS U. SOMMERFELD


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NICHOLAS U. SOMMERFELD Obituary
SOMMERFELD, Nicholas, U. Died peacefully at home in Cohasset, MA on October 19, 2016 at age 90. Nick was a probate lawyer in Boston, first with Gaston Snow Motley & Holt (later Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett) and then with Hutchins & Wheeler. He was an avid tennis player, international traveler, sailor, bread baker and reader who dabbled in sculpting, painting and gardening. He was a member of Lawyers for Peace, and had a lifelong interest in journalism. He was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte Abrams Sommerfeld, and his sister, Marianna Sommerfeld. He is survived by his daughters, Gretchen and Amy (Matthew), and his grandson, Joshua. Nick grew up in Frankfurt, Germany and Northampton, MA, the son of professors. He graduated from Deerfield Academy, and studied at both Williams College and Holy Cross as part of the U.S. Navy officer training program. He graduated from Princeton, and then from Harvard Law School, whereupon he was recalled into the Navy and stationed near Rabat, Morocco. There he met Charlotte, an elementary school teacher from Long Beach, CA. They were married for 56 years, settling in Cambridge, MA and retiring to Cohasset. There will be an informal gathering at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 29 at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library in Cohasset, MA. In lieu of flowers, you might consider donating to Perkins School for the Blind, where Nick served as a trustee for many years. Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home in Cambridge.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 25, 2016
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