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Mary Byrd Nickerson

Mary Byrd Nickerson
  • January 19, 1929 - October 23, 2016
  • Framingham, Massachusetts

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“Dear Nick, Nicky, Libby and David,I didn't know about Mary's death until Nicky told me yesterday - I'm sorry to hear this. She was a great friend to...Read More »
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“We are going to miss her fiery spirit. I'm so glad I was named for her. ”
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Mary Byrd Nickerson, age 87, of Framingham, Massachusetts died Sunday October 23, 2016 at her home. She was born in in 1929 in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina to the late Walter Rufus Byrd and Pauline Skinner Byrd. She grew up in Maysville, North Carolina and graduated from Maysville High School in 1945 and graduated in 1949 from East Carolina Teachers College (ECTC) now East Carolina University with a Bachelor's Degree and was a few credits short of her Master's Degree in education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. After college she pursued a career in teaching. She was married in Needham, Massachusetts December 26, 1954, and she is survived by her husband Glendon B. "Nick" Nickerson and three children; Glendon B. "Nicky" Nickerson Jr. (Donna), Elizabeth "Libby" Byrd Nickerson-Werner (James), and David A. Nickerson (Denell); grandchildren, Lauren A. Nickerson, Taylor E. Nickerson, Brandon T. Werner, Jackson J. Werner, Nathan A. Nickerson and Tatum G. Nickerson. She leaves her brother John Thomas "Jack" Byrd of Maysville, North Carolina and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters; Margaret Kathleen Byrd "Kat" Nurnberger, Betty Byrd Warren, Martha Byrd "Teenie" Paquette and her brother Walter "Bob" Byrd. She remained close to her parents and her sisters and brothers and loved going back home to North Carolina. She was an active volunteer at Potter Road School Library and the Brownies and Girl Scouts. She was an avid golfer and for many years golfed in the Millwood Farms Ladies Golf League. She loved to play bridge with all her great friends. She was a voracious reader and always had a book at her side. She handled much of the office administration of the family business G.B. Nickerson Insurance Agency Inc. of Sudbury, Mass. A private burial was conducted at the Needham Cemetery Association, Needham, Mass. on October 25, 2016. Donations may be made in her honor to the Library at Potter Road School, Attn: Principal Paula J. Del Prete , 492 Potter Road, Framingham, MA 01701

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