David J. "Dave" Nicoll

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David "Dave" J. Nicoll, 68, of Enfield, passed from his earthly journey Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, after a brief illness at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. He was the beloved husband of 36 years to Patricia (Daubitz) Nicoll.

Born June 5, 1950, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to the late John F. and Louise (Crossley) Nicoll. Dave was a graduate of Lunenburg High School, Class of '68, Lunenburg, Massachusetts. He then continued his education and was a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1971, then received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from UMass Amherst in 1978. After graduating Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Dave worked on a commercial vessel towing oil rigs and served on the USS Knorr, a Woods Hole research vessel. He started his career at Hamilton Standard/Sundstrand where he worked on projects for the NASA space shuttle and International Space Station. He was a certified quality engineer. Dave was an active member of the Rockville Fish & Game Club.

In addition to his wife Pat, Dave is also survived by his two children, Jeffrey Nicoll and Annalisa Nicoll; his two brothers, Douglas Nicoll and wife, Joy, and Dana Nicoll and wife, Gwen Mitchell; a brother-in-law, Richard Daubitz; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Relatives and friends may gather with Dave's family Friday, Aug. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, Enfield. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12, 2018
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