Robert S. Nichols, of Duxbury, formerly of Scituate, passed away suddenly after a long illness. He was a devoted father and grandfather to his family. Robert was a veteran of the USAF. He loved driving his red Mercedes, the Red Sox, his garden, and he spent most mornings with friends at a local coffee shop. Robert worked many years as Production Manager at MASSA Products in Hingham-retiring only because of his health. Robert is survived by his wife; Ellen (Callahan), his daughters; Cindy Cheever and husband David of Duxbury, and Sherry Kelleher and husband Michael of Pembroke, as well as grandson, Christopher Nichols of Charleston, S.C. and granddaughters; Julia DeBenedictis and Sarah Cheever. He also leaves his sister; Arlene McIntosh of N.H. and Dorothy Beschi of Marshfield, and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd, Scituate on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 4 - 8 p.m. A graveside service was held at Union Cemetery, Scituate on Thursday, Sept .5, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Robert may be made to the Jimmy Fund, mail to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. For online condolences www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com
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Published by Duxbury Reporter from Sep. 3 to Sep. 10, 2013.