Leo A. Nichols III

07/22/1946 - 09/17/2023


Obituary For Leo A. Nichols III

Leo A. Nichols III 7-22-46 to 9-17-2023

It is with great sadness that the family of Leo A. Nichols III announces his death. Leo passed away peacefully at South Shore Hospital after a hard fought battle against AML Leukemia.

Leo was born in Vermont and grew up in Wrentham, Ma. He played sports and forged many friendships, some lasting his whole life through. He graduated from King Phillip High School and spent his weekends having fun at Mirror Lake. Leo joined the U.S. Navy Submarine Division where he proudly served six years on the USS Theodore Roosevelt Submarine. While serving, he married his sweetheart, Annette Higgins. Leo and Annette made their home in Pembroke, Ma where they shared a happy life filled with family, friends, and four-legged creatures. Leo was employed at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant until his retirement. During his years at Pilgrim, he made more lifelong friends and enjoyed golfing, coaching hockey, and driving his Corvette.

Leo was the brother of Dawna Chapin, Judy Kozak, and the late David Nichols and his wife, Barbara. He was a dear "Uncle Bumpy""Uncle Bunky"and "Uncle Nicky" to his many nieces and nephews and will be fondly remembered. Leo will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his beloved wife, Annette and the apple of his eye, his Rottweiler, Sasha. Burial will be private.

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  • 11/18/2023

    I worked with Leo for many years at Pilgrim Station. We played a good deal of golf with him. We spent many hours on the phone debating world issues. Those of us who knew him well miss him terribly. You just don't meet them as smart and funny as LN3rd. My sympathy to his entire family. Stu

  • 09/28/2023

    I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Leo. I spent many years golfing with him and every time I was drawn on his team I knew I was going to have a great day filled with fun & laughs. R.I.P. Leo and when my time comes make sure to save me a spot in your foursome!

  • 09/22/2023

    Dear Annette, family and friends of Leo, On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans, we offer our sincere condolences at Leo´s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are always saddened whenever a fellow "Bubblehead" departs on Eternal Patrol. He served with honor on the USS Theodore Roosevelt SSBN-600. To our "Brother-of-the-Phin" we say, "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas." Thank you for your service to our country. Annette and family... "may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV). Jim Sandman, FTC(SS) Ret, National Chaplain, USSVI.

  • 09/22/2023

    so very sorry for your loss. he is heavens gain.

  • 09/19/2023

    Uncle Bumpy was such a sweet guy. I always remember him being silly, teasing us kids in a super light-hearted way, and having a soft-spoken-ness about him. And of course his fancy car! We will miss him, I only wish I had seen him in the more recent years! -Julie (Kozak) Manning

  • 09/19/2023

    I am so sorry to hear of Nicky's passing. I remember many Thanksgivings when we would stop by on our way home from Randolph and the good times we had enjoying family especially Nicky's sense of humor. My heart breaks for all of you at this time especially Annette. My love and prayers are with you. Love Dale

  • 09/19/2023

    So very sorry to hear this news! My sincere condolences are with you at this time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of Love to you Net♥️

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