Indian Township – Ramona Marie Nicholas, 56, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer. Ramona was born in Indian Township on August 7, 1960, daughter of James Montour and Patricia (Nicholas) Sockabasin. She worked most of her life for the Indian Township Tribal Government, most recently as a receptionist. Ramona enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, going to Grand Lake in the summers, but most importantly, being around her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her father James; grandparents Joseph and Annie Montour, and Louis and Esther Nicholas; two aunts, Ramona Soctomah and Juanita Mitchell; and an uncle David Soctomah. Surviving are her mother and step-father, Patricia and Clayton Sockabasin of Indian Township; two daughters, Patricia Nicholas of Indian Township and Amber Nicholas and companion David of Lewiston; five grandchildren, Dakota, Kaiden, Jonah, Isiah and Taya; five sisters, Audrey Newell and husband Stephen of Indian Township, Andrea Hanson and husband Edward of Baileyville, Emily Day and husband Jeff of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, and Sandra and Barbie Montour, both of Quebec; six brothers, Joey Montour, James Montour and wife Barbara, Jimmy Montour, and Brady Montour, all of Quebec, Canada, and David Nicholas and wife Glenna, and Clayton Sockabasin and companion Kelly, all of Indian Township; her special aunt and Godmother, Blanche Sockabasin of Indian Township; aunt Ursula of Pleasant Point; uncles Carl Nicholas of Indian Township, Calvin Nicholas of Perry, and Andrew Dana of Pleasant Point; a special cousin, Becky Bailey of Indian Township; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will begin 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her home, 61 Hemlock Point Rd, Indian Township, until 10 a.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Kevin J. Martin 11 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at St. Ann R.C. Church, Peter Dana Point. Burial will follow in the Tribal Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.