BETHEL – Evelyn Mae Perry Nickerson died at the Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris Friday, May 14.

She was born in Bath on Sept. 27, 1915, the first child of George R. and Eunice Madelyn Hart Perry. She was educated in Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School June 14, 1933.

Following graduation, she was employed part time for Central Maine Power Company for several years. She worked for various families in the West Boothbay area as a domestic, during which time she met many interesting people, including Lowell Thomas. She also worked for her father at Perry’s Diner in Bath.

She was married to Herbert E. “Nick” Nickerson on Aug. 2, 1946. The family lived in Brunswick and in Albany, N.Y., where her husband cooked at colleges. They spent summers at the Chute Homestead in Naples, where Nick was the chef and Evelyn served as dining room hostess.

In 1953, the family moved to Hebron where Evelyn worked part-time as a clerk in the post office. She was very active there in the Mother’s Club, Sunday school, Brownies and Girl Scouts. They moved to Bethel in 1960, where she was employed as the dining room supervisor at Gould Academy.

After retiring form Gould Academy in 1971, she and her husband remained active working part-time cooking at Sunday River Inn, as custodians at the Bethel Historical Society, and as managers at Sudbury Village apartments. She was a Sunday school teacher at the Bethel United Methodist Church for several years.

Survivors include a son, George and his wife Danna of Bethel; a daughter, Linda and her husband Bruce Mastermind of North Hampton, N.H.; three grandchildren, Scott Mastermind and his wife Julie of Brookline, N.H., Deborah and her husband Seth Murphy of Manchester, N.H., and Kate and her husband Chad Dumais of Livermore; and two great-grandsons, Tyler and Colby Mastermind of Brookline, N.H.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1993; her parents; and a sister, Gertrude Stover.

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