Of Saugus. Age 92, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Friday, October 14th at the Katzman Family Center for Living in Chelsea. She was the wife of the late Richard P. Nickerson.
Born and raised in Revere, she was the daughter of the late William and Alice (Johnson) Curran. After graduating from Revere High School, she went on to continue her education at Burdett College where she graduated receiving an Associate’s Degree. Gloria and Richard were married on April 18, 1954. The couple then moved to Alexandria, Virginia where Gloria worked in Washington, DC in the U.S. Patent Office while Richard was serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. After serving 9 years in the Marine’s Gloria and Richard moved back to Massachusetts where they purchased a home in Saugus and resided there for 65 years. Gloria first started working for the Town of Saugus at the Roby School as a Lunch Aide, she also had other various positions in the town. She worked in the High School Guidance Office, Pupil Personnel Office, Listen and finally her FAVORITE job being the secretary at the Oaklandvale School. Gloria retired after working 35 years with the town. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, walking with her grand-dog Rosie, camping with her husband and family, reading and spending time volunteering at the church.
Mrs. Nickerson is survived by two daughters, LuAnne Fritz and her husband Vincent of Saugus, Diane Aston of Newbury; six grandchildren, Christopher and Lauren Fritz of Saugus, Matthew Fritz of Saugus, Janine and Wayne DeLano of Kingston, NH, Jessica and Joseph Forester of Newbury, Jocelyn and Avery Crotty of Kingston, NH, Jordan and Kim Aston of Newbury; eight great grandchildren Macguire, Savannah, Brayden, Christian, Aniston, Ethan, Brynn, Quinn; many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her daughter Debra Nickerson and her brothers, William, Donald, Allan and sister Virginia Curran Ells.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus, on Tuesday. A funeral service was held in the Cliftondale Congregational Church, 50 Essex St., Saugus, on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts Chapter at www.alz.org/manh.