Stephen L. Nickerson

1947 ∼ 2020

Stephen L. Nickerson

Stephen Luther Nickerson, a Vietnam Veteran, passed away on 10/13/20 from a 15-year battle with multiple myeloma. Born August 26, 1947 in the Hyannis Hospital to Alfred & Phyllis Nickerson of Cotuit.

After graduating from High School in 1965 he worked surveying with Charles Savery Co until entering the Army in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1969.

Coming home to few jobs, to the contrary he found elderly folk everywhere needing help. He and his wife, Janet, years later called this work “Estate Management” (taking care of people and their properties). At that same time, he enjoyed 15 years of Commercial Fishing, Quahoging, and Scalloping. Old fashioned clambakes and shellfish openings were also part of his repertoire.

Stephen and Janet loved fishing trips to Maine and Florida. They also bought and sold many fixer upper houses, allowing them to live nearly mortgage free.

Stephen fished, hunted, golfed, metal detected and gardened nearly year-round. He often stated “I don’t know how I could be so sick and be having so much fun”.

Stephen was also a decoy maker. He produced Whistlers and Shelldrake decoys since age 16. He carved with a pocket knife and finished with draw knife and rasps. He will be the last of Nickerson decoy makers.

He is survived by his wife, Janet, a brother-in-law Jeffrey Glazier and a sister-in-law Angela Glazier-Rines. He is also survived by his brothers, Harry and Howard Nickerson.

Times of special joy included all the visits to Royal Nursing Home in Mashpee with everyone’s favorite dog, Whiskey River. Another special joy was the 17 years that he had the “privilege” of taking care of his mother, Phyllis in the apartment at their Forestdale home.

Personal message from Stephen “I want to thank Victor Aviles and his staff for their compassion. Caroline and Bobby Macon, Jean and Bill Unger, the Kevin Kavanagh Family, Bob Savage, James Downey, Gary Brown, OT Forrester, Jared Manville, Lee Hope, and Roy Gouge for all being a part of my life”

Graveside services will private at a later date. Donations can be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018 and Hospice Care Visiting Nurse Association, 255 Independence Dr, Hyannis MA 02601.

Donations

Donations can be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018 and Hospice Care Visiting Nurse Association, 255 Independence Dr, Hyannis MA 02601.

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Stephen L. Nickerson

1947 ∼ 2020

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