648 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 508-845-6226
Fax: 508-842-0061
Roberta Nicholson

Roberta "Bobbie" Nicholson

Monday, October 16th, 1944 - Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Roberta Nicholson, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Roberta Nicholson

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Roberta's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Roberta's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


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.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Roberta

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
    Britton-Wallace Funeral Home
    91 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

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

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of Roberta Nicholson by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Roberta here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence

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.

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

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 ❤️❤️

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each