AUBURN — Elmer “Unc” Nichols, 75, a resident of Minot, formerly of Fayette, passed away Tuesday, June 5, at Hospice House of Androscoggin in Auburn, following a brief illness with his family by his side.

He was born Oct. 30, 1942, in East Livermore, the son of Harry H. Nichols and Clara B. (Robinson) Nichols. He attended Livermore Falls High School. On March 1, 1964, in East Auburn, he married his wife of 54 years, Rita P. Paradie.

Through the years, Elmer worked as a custodian for Livermore Falls School District, a constable for the Town of Fayette, Livermore Falls Police and retired from Cole Hahn Shoe. He was a member of the Blistered Fingers Club and the Rainbow Riders Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed going to the blues festivals, playing guitar, riding his motorcycle and loved kids, including his nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved dog, “Jake.”

He is survived by his wife, Rita Nichols, son, Jeff Nichols, and his wife, Sue, all of Minot; two granddaughters, Hillary and Madison Lewis of Woolwich; sisters Mabel Soucy of West Paris and Kay Williams and her husband, Roger Sr., of Farmington; brother-in-law, Robert Paradie, and companion, Aurie Cox; and his sister-in-law, Shirley Hersey, of Turner.

He was predeceased by his sister, Harriet Nichols, and brothers Elmore, Vern, Arthur and Donald Nichols.

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Elmer “Unc” Nichols

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