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Maria Luisa Nichols


2013 - | Obituary Condolences
WINSTED >> Maria Luisa Nichols, 87, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013, after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of George Nichols for 64 years. Born in Maaser El Chouf, Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Edma Nejaime.
Her family emigrated from Lebanon to Cuba. Maria grew up there with her brothers, Edward and Michael and her sister, Manira. Her mother Edma raised her children, working hard to provide for them, after her husband, Charles died at a young age. Maria was 19 when she moved to the country she loved, the United States of America. She loved to bake, sew and worked for many years in the family grocery business, J. B. Nichols and Sons alongside her mother-in-law, Edna.
In addition to her husband George, she leaves sons, Charles Nichols and daughter in law Aida Nichols of Winsted, Joseph Nichols and his wife Lori, of Winchester, her daughters, Katrina Nichols and Suanne Nichols Zoppi and her husband Peter of Cheshire. Maria and George adored their grandchildren who all have many wonderful memories of spending time at their home and the family store. Her loving and devoted grandchildren are Aimee (Zoppi) Confer and her husband Daniel, Peter Zoppi, Nina Zoppi, Heather Nichols and her husband Marcos, Amelia Nichols, Mitchel Nichols, Marin Nichols and Jaime Nichols. Her great-grandchildren, James and Emma Confer and Oliver Nichols provided her with much comfort, love and joy in her last years of life. She also leaves her brother, Michael and Nellie Nejaime, her sister, Manira Nejaime and was predeceased by her brother, Edward Nejaime and nephew, Chuckie Nejaime. Her loving family also includes Lorice Resha, Francis and Joanne Nichols, Dolores Blanchette, Genivieve and Ralph Hill. She also leaves many devoted cousins, nieces and nephews to mourn her passing. Maria's legacy of generosity and open home filled with family, friends, food and faith will be carried on by those who knew and loved her.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, 10:30 a.m. from the Maloney Funeral Home 55 Walnut Street to St. Joseph Church for the funeral liturgy at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph new Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be to the St. Maron's Building Fund or the Maasser Park Association. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.maloneyfuneral.com.
Published in The Register Citizen on Apr. 17, 2013
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