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Barbara Nickerson Obituary
Barbara Lillian Nickerson
Jan. 30, 1932-Nov. 25, 2012
Resident of San Jose Gilroy
Barbara Lillian Nickerson , born in Boston Mass. January 30,1932- November 25, 2012. Resident of San Jose, CA for over 50 years, residing most recently in Gilroy. Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep, with her family at her side, following a courageous fight with her 4th battle of cancer. Barbara was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Peckham. Barbara married Richard David Nickerson on February 17, 1950. She worked for over 20 years at Vesuvio's Italian Restaurant then moved on and retired from Prudential Insurance Co. In her early married life, Barbara and Richard traveled all over the country until their first child was born in 1955. Moving to San Jose, Ca in 1959 with their 3 small children, adding a 4th in 1961. Barbara and Richard made their home on Lansing Ave, San Jose for 50 years, moving to Gilroy 5 months ago. Mom loved cooking and quilting, but most of all she loved her family. She leaves behind her loving husband Richard of 62 years. She was the devoted mother to Ann ( Dave ), Jim ( Beti ) Barbara and Edward ( Jodi). She was a proud and loving grandmother to Lisa, Julie Ann, Andrew, Katie, Maryann , Mitch, Shan, Alyssa, Emily, Heather and April. In addition to several great grandchildren, she is survived by her loving brother Thomas Peckham (Janice ) of Abington, Mass. and Walter- ( deceased ) wife ( Joan ) of Oakley, CA. and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service to be held at Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills in Los Gatos on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the afternoon. Burial at Los Gatos Memorial Park in San Jose immediately following.


Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 30, 2012
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