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Glendon Barry Nickerson

January 2, 2022

Obituary

Glendon Barry Nickerson, age 91, died at his residence on Sunday January 2 2022. His childhood was spent growing up in Needham MA and as an adult he moved to Framingham where he lived for over 60 years. His father was Enos Glendon Nickerson and his mother was Marguerite Morrison (Westgate) Nickerson. He was pre-deceased by his two brothers Donald R. Nickerson and Paul D. Nickerson. He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Byrd) Nickerson of Maysville, North Carolina for 62 years until her death in 2016. He is survived by three children. Glendon B. Nickerson Jr and his wife Donna, Elizabeth B. Nickerson-Werner and her husband James) and David A. Nickerson and his wife Denell. He is survived by six grandchildren-Lauren Nickerson Amos, Taylor E. Nickerson. Brandon T. Werner, Jackson J. Werner, Nathan A. Nickerson, Tatum G. Nickerson. Glendon was a 1948 graduate of Needham High School where he played football and baseball and was the co-captain of the football team his senior year. In 1947 he was the leading batter, .403 average, for the Needham Junior American Legion baseball team. He attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on a football scholarship. He wore #52 and played defensive end. He was a 4-year letterman and a member of the Monogram Club. He played in the Sugar Bowl and Cotton Bowl. He graduated in 1952. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, was stsationed ay Camp LeJuene, NC and served until December 1954 at the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After his enlistment he was married in Needham at Christ Episcopal Church. After he was married, he took a job for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and moved to Chicago, IL. He moved back to Needham two years later and went to work for John C Paige Insurance Agency of Boston where he stayed until the mid 1960’s. He left John C. Paige to start G.B. Nickerson Insurance Agency in Boston and then moved to Framingham in the 1970’s and then in 1993 to the current location in Sudbury, MA. He worked every day in the family business until his late 80’s. The agency is run by his two sons. Glendon was one of the early organizers of Pop Warner Football in Framingham where he also coached. He was an active member of the Masons and Shriner’s for many years. Funeral services are private. Donations in Glendon’s memory may be made to Boy’s Town, St. Jude’s Hospital or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

 

 

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