Elizabeth J. (Clegg) Nichols, 81: Found joy in family, friends, faith

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BRUNSWICK — Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Clegg) Nichols, 81, died May 15 at her Brunswick home.

She was born in Waltham, Mass., on Oct. 28, 1927, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Alvin S. Clegg.

She graduated from the Lincoln School in Providence, R.I. and later from Wheaton College.

While her accomplishments and life experiences were impressive, it was her relationships that made her special. She had an amazingly large and diverse circle of family and friends. Her greatest joys were found in her family, friends and her faith.

She was predeceased by her husband, Reverend Roger B. Nichols and her daughter Susan J. Cummings.

Surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Janet and David Brown of Loudon, Tenn., Meredith and Cooper Friend of Ellsworth, and Libby and Paul Collet of Freeport; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Matthew and Haley Treat, Christopher and April Treat, Annie Brown, Megan and Kyle Hildebrand, Cooper P. Friend, Alden Collet, Ryan Collet; and her brother Alvin S. Clegg of Wakefield, R.I.; a nephew and nieces; and a treasured group of friends known as “the Yayas.”

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., June 8 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pleasant Street, Brunswick.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Fleur de Lis Camp, c/o Nancy White, 13 Elmwood Circle, Peabody, MA 01960.

Arrangements are by the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.