DEWITTVILLE — Adele Nickerson, 96, formerly of Dewittville, N.Y., passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at the home of her daughter, Ellen in Bemus Point, N.Y., surrounded by family.
She was born on March 29, 1921, in Mayville, the daughter of the late John and Lillian Degenfelder.
Adele graduated from Mayville Central School in 1940. She was married on June 25, 1945, to Earnest C. Nickerson, who preceded her in death in August of 2007.
She was a self-employed owner and operator of Midway Garden Center in Maple Springs, N.Y., for approximately 45 years. Adele was a life member of the St. Mary of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Mayville. She enjoyed spending her winters in Apache Junction, Ariz. She was an avid doll collector and she enjoyed creating and painting for her grandchildren.
Mother of Cal (Debbie) Nickerson, Eva (Dale) Johnson, Andrew “Butch” (Lynn) Nickerson, Elizabeth Brei, Ellen (Dan) Tyler and Emma (James) Duncanson. Grandmother “Gee” to Elisa (Mike) Wasberg, Dale (Becky) Johnson Jr., Christine (Ryan) Carlson, Lindsay (James) Simpson, Daniel (Amanda) Tyler Jr., Erin (Tony) Guiffreda, James Duncanson and Emelia Duncanson. Great-grandmother of Jake, Tage and Abriella Wasberg, Teagan and Ellie Johnson, Ben and Zack Carlson and Meghan Pauley.
She is additionally preceded in death by her sister, Coletta Degenfelder; an infant son, Paul Christopher; and infant grandson, Andrew.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 2-6 p.m., at the Freay Funeral Home, 139 S. Erie St., Mayville, NY 14757.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 26, at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Parish, 380 Fairmount Ave, Lakewood, NY 14750. Officiants will be Father Piotr Zaczynski, pastor, Father Raymond Donahue and assisted by Deacon Daniel Tyler Sr.
Burial will be private in Dewittville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
To leave a remembrance or post condolences for Adele, please go to www.freayfuneralhome. com.