Laura Francis Littlefield Nichols

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. – Laura Francis Littlefield Nichols passed away August 27, 2018 at the age of 97 at RiverMead Life Care in Peterborough, NH.

She was born March 18, 1921 in Springfield, Mass., daughter of Phillip H. and Louise Hall Littlefield. Laura had three siblings, all deceased: Elizabeth, Frederick, and Helen Roehrig.

Laura attended Portland Jr. College after High School.

In 1944 she married the love of her life John R Nichols. They raised four daughters, Holly Raymond (deceased January 2018), Marcia Margiotta (deceased January 2007), Ann Durand, and Alice McLane.

John and Laura enjoyed an active life including sailing, skiing, hiking, bridge, bible study, going to symphony, and family gatherings. They lived in Springfield, Vt., Lexington, Mass., Arlington, Va., and Jackson, Wolfeboro and Peterborough, NH.

Laura was artistic and hard-working. She volunteered with civic organizations, became a certified landscape designer, and later excelled at watercolor and oil painting. She also enjoyed stock trading and her kitties. She was very well-loved.

She is survived by six grandchildren, Kevin Mocklin, Julie Lawrence, John Ballou, Jannica Paraschiv, Laura Bennett, and Carrie Burkett and their spouses; and 10 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Joshua Mocklin, Kristen Morrill, Kara Ballou, Elias and Simon Lawrence, Willow & Idolyn Bennett, and Isabelle and Vivien Paraschiv.

A memorial service was at RiverMead auditorium on Sept. 8, 2018. Her ashes are placed in the family memorial at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass.

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