Gregory John Nichols

Gregory John Nichols

BETHLEHEM — Gregory John Nichols of Bethlehem passed away suddenly on January 4, 2021. He was the husband of Jenny (Frampton) Nichols.

Greg was born in Waterbury on October 26, 1961, to the late Franklyn and Gladys (Brittain) Nichols. After graduating from Nonnewaug High School, Greg attended the University of Connecticut, earning his bachelor of science degree.

Greg is survived by his wife of 35 years; two daughters, Amanda (Rob Matrow) and Brittany (Tom Emmons); his brother, David, and several nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his parents, his sister, Beverly Devine, and his brother-in-law, Jim Devine.

Greg devoted his life to his family and faith. After building the family home, Greg spent his time raising his children, mentoring FIRST Robotics Team Beta and working on projects at home. He was a gifted and enthusiastic model builder, winning many national awards and honors for his scratch built masterpieces.

Greg loved to follow the New York Giants, Mets, Conn basketball and all forms of auto racing. The family loved all things Disney and traveling together. Greg was an avid photographer. He enjoyed all types of photography and worked for many years as a track photographer at Lime Rock Park.

Greg was a lifelong member of First Church of Bethlehem and served in many capacities over the years. He was involved with the choir and handbell choirs and loved all things musical, including singing and playing the guitar.

Private services will be held at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. A memorial service is planned for the summer at First Church of Bethlehem, when it is safe to gather with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Church of Bethlehem, UCC.

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