In Loving Memory

Mary Nickson


Mary M. Nickson (Lyons), 86, passed away peaceful on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at The Ganzhorn Suites in Powell, Ohio after a long battle with dementia.  She was predeceased by her loving husband John “Jack” Nickson who she shared the love of bowling, golf and world-wide travel.  Mary was born June 23rd, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio eventually moving to Rhode Island to be with her husband, Jack.


She enjoyed many years of retirement in West Palm Beach, Florida after her time as a Customer Service Representative at Citizens Bank in Rhode Island. Mary looked forward to her daily card playing, long walks, going out to dinner, reading and visits in Florida from her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her beloved children, Tony Lyons (Fran), Debi Souza, Larry Lyons, Marvin Lyons and Patricia, Paul Lyons and Esther (Jody), and Mary Hoar and Tom; the children of Jack, Gail Dittes, John Jr., Michael, David, and James Nickson;  her multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; by her siblings, John, Margaret, and Mike Guzzo; sister-in-law Celia Guzzo, many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, 2 brothers Carl and Gildo Jr., and sister JoAnn; Marvin Sr. and four grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday October 4th at the Rutherford Funeral Home located at 450 W. Liberty St. Powell OH. A Prayer Service will follow.  An additional gathering will be held at the Fagen-Quinn Funeral Home located at 825 Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown, RI. On October  10th from Noon to 1pm, Followed by a burial service at the VA Cemetery at 1:30.  The family would like to thank Ganzhorn Suite for the care during her last year.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in Mary Nickson's  name to the Dementia Society of America. Please click here to make a memorial donation.

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