Perry – Calvin Austin Nicholas Jr. “Cat”, 81, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2017 at a Bangor Hospital surrounded by his family. Calvin was born on March 30, 1935 in Pleasant Point to Calvin A. Nicholas Sr. and Frances C. (Joseph) Nicholas. He spent his childhood in Pleasant Point, Indian Township and Indian Island where he attended the local schools and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services.
He served his country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and then went on to work his entire career as a Marine Engineer and continued working even after retirement. On November 10, 1979 Calvin married Patricia Brown in Princeton.
Calvin was an Elder Passamaquoddy Tribal Member and was proud to have been fluent in the native language. He loved to be involved with horse racing and even owned trotters for many years, was a great sportsman and taught his children to hunt and fish, he enjoyed bowling and the Red Sox but was happiest when he was with his family and friends. Calvin was outgoing, he was a great storyteller and would talk to anyone, he will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents Calvin was predeceased by his son, Granton “Geek” Nicholas; grandsons, Anthony Best and John LaPointe; granddaughters, Amber Ware and Nakiya Nicholas; sisters, Dolores Koffler, Eva Zanes and Marie Nicholas; sister-in-law, Faye Nicholas; nieces Ramona and Frances “Frankie” Nicholas; Goddaughter, Margaret Nicholas; nephew Darryl “Pineapple” Nicholas; Uncle John “Cozy” Nicholas and friend John Socobasin.
He is survived by his wife of over 37 years, Patricia Nicholas; five children, Calvin “Tip” Nicholas III and his companion Kelly of Naples, Fawn “Fawny” Pirruccello and her husband Mike of Benton, Eva “Peanut” Chandler and her companion Peter of Otisfield, Marie “My Baby” Harnois and her husband Stanley of Indian Township and Deanna “Dee” Raye of Pembroke; brother, Carl Nicholas of Indian Township; daughter-in-law, Lori Nicholas of Westbrook; fifteen grandchildren, Patricia, Naomi, Renee, Jeremy, Crystal, Ahlea, Bobbie, Billie, Tommy, Samantha, Karl, Vanessa, Stan, Magen and Cameron; 25 great-grandchildren; Godchildren, William and Leslie Nicholas and George Sabattus Jr.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including Lane Nicholas, Chris Altvater and Lenny Koffler.
Visitation will begin at noon, Sunday, January 29th at The Elderly Meal Site in Indian Township until 9:00 a.m., Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Father Kevin Martin 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 30th at St. Anne’s Church, Peter Dana Point. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.