BETHEL – Evelyn Mae (Perry) Nickerson died at the Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris on 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 CMP 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’ 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 and they spent summers at The Chute Homestead in Naples, where Nick was the chef and she served as dining room hostess.

In 1953, the family moved to Hebron where she 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 son, George and wife, Danna of Bethel; daughter, Linda and husband, Bruce MacDormand of North Hampton, N.H.; sister, Doris MacDonald; brother, George R. Perry Jr.; three grandchildren, Scott MacDormand and wife, Julie of Brookline, N.H., Deborah and husband, Seth Murphy of Manchester, N.H. and Kate and husband, Chad Dumais of Livermore and two great-grandsons, Tyler and Colby MacDormand of Brookline, N.H

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

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