OBITUARY: Bernice Claire (Epple) Nickerson, 87

SANDOWN, NH — Bernice Claire (Epple) Nickerson, 87, a longtime resident of Sandown, died October 10, 2018 at The Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood.

Born in Boston, daughter of the late Frank and Bernice (Hayes) Epple, she was raised in the Boston area and graduated from Brookline High School. She lived in Chicago, Ill from 1951 until until 1970 when she moved Wilmington, MA and lived there until , relocating to Sandown in 1990. She was employed as a telephone operator at New England Telephone and Telegraph for several years and later at Fiduciary Trust Co. in Boston.

Devoted to her family, Mrs. Nickerson enjoyed towle painting and listening to Judge Judy on television.

She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence S. Nickerson in 2012, and is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Robert Cripps of Newton, NH, a son Robert Nickerson and his partner Maureen of Sandown, a grandson Jesse Nickerson and his wife Nicole of Sandown, and a great-grand-daughter Aurora Nickerson of Sandown. She was predeceased by her brother Richard Epple.

Relatives and friends attended a graveside service held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Center Cemetery Sandown. A reception followed the service at the Pasta Loft in East Hampstead. Arrangements are under the direction of Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main ST, Plaistow, NH. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit http://www.brooksidechapelfh.com

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home.)

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