1915 – 2004

FARMINGTON – Maxine Wilkins Nickerson, 88, of 235 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, died Thursday morning, Feb. 26, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 1, 1915, in Farmington, the daughter of Harry and Musetta M. (Paul) Wilkins. She received her education in local schools and Bliss College.

Following college and during World War II, she was employed as a telephone operator in California.

On Nov. 6, 1946, she married Winston A. Nickerson. Her beloved husband of 53 years died Dec. 17, 1999.

A devoted wife and mother, she also worked outside of the home in the family business, the Nickerson Dairy Mart.

When her children were young, the family enjoyed spending summers at the family camp on Porter Lake. Dedicated to the care of her children, she served as a Girl Scout leader, taught Sunday school at Old South Congregational Church, and volunteered at the commissary at Titcomb Ski Slope. She always supported her children and grandchildren in all of their activities and took pride in their achievements.

She was a member of the Old South Congregational Church, Farmington, the Women’s Fellowship of the Church and was a member of the Farmington Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by one son, Winston A. Nickerson Jr. and his wife, LaRena of Farmington; two daughters, Katherine N. Moffett and her husband, Mike of Farmington and Stephanie N. Clark and her husband, Billy of Farmington; five grandsons, Michael Moffett, Winston Nickerson II, Christian Nickerson, Dylan Nickerson and Cassius Clark II; one granddaughter, Courtney Clark; and one great-grandson, Michael David Moffett.

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