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Roberta Nicholson

Roberta "Bobbie" Nicholson

Monday, October 16th, 1944 - Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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Obituary

Roberta “Bobbie” (DeBerardinis) Nicholson, 76, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Boston and raised in Worcester, Bobbie was one of two children born to the late Robert DeBerardinis and Ellen J. (Bilodeau) Gorham – Robert was killed in action during WWII, and Bobbie was raised by Ellen and her husband Thomas Gorham, whom she adored. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in Worcester, prior to attending Salter’s Secretarial School. Bobbie married the love of her life, the late Richard “Nick” Nicholson, on September 11, 1965 and the pair shared the next 50 years together, settling in Auburn to raise their family. She was doting mother and grandmother, and an excellent homemaker.

Bobbie cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and family, and was a lover of the casino – she was a casino ‘Ambassador,’ if you will.

She leaves her loving children, Karen Mackintire and her husband Paul, of Auburn, and Richard Nicholson, Jr. and his wife Heidi, of Rochdale; her beloved granddaughters, Cassidy and Kalli Mackintire, of Auburn, and Haley and Riley Nicholson, of Leicester; her sister-in-law, JoAnn Gorham, of Woodstock, CT; as well as several nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends. Along with her parents and her husband, Bobbie was predeceased by her brother, Thomas Gorham.

In 2016, she lost her beloved husband, but they are reunited again – Bobbie will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bobbie’s family between 9:00 and 11:00 AM on Friday, January 29, 2021 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA, with a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Church, 189 Oxford Street N., Auburn.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Britton-Wallace Funeral Home
    Address
    91 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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  • Service

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 11:30am
    When
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 11:30am
    Location
    Saint Joseph's Church of Auburn
    Address
    189 Oxford Street North
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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    Notes
    Masks and social distancing measures will be required at the funeral home and church.
    Burial will be held privately.

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Jennifer L Odgren

Posted at 01:27pm
Rick, Heidi, Karen and Paul,
We are so sorry about your mom. I have fond memories at her house many years ago. She was always a very sweet lady. May she rest in eternal peace with Nick. Jennifer and David Odgren.
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Kevin Keaney

Posted at 11:30am
So sorry to hear this. Bobbie was a great fiend at St. Peter's. She was always smiling and a friend to everyone. It was always great to see her and NIck at our reunions and planning meetings. She and Nick are together again. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. My sympathy to all of you.
Kevin Keaney
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Shannon Nicholson

Posted at 09:48am
I am terribly sorry to hear of her passing, she will truly be missed. Rest easy Aunt Bobbie. we love you ❤️❤️
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