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FRAMINGHAM – Walter S. Nicolas Jr, 88 of Framingham passed away Monday Sept. 7,2020, at his home. 

Born in Everett, he was the son of the late Walter and Violette (Rainville) Nicolas and husband to the late Louise (Berube) Nicolas for 63 years before she passed in 2018. 

Walter served his country honorably as a mechanic with the Air Force from 1951-1955. 

He worked as a photo engraver at Dennison Co. until his retirement in 1994. 

He served his community as a Framingham Auxiliary Policeman and was a past commander of the Ashland VFW Post 2331.  He enjoyed golf, boating, and fishing.

Nicolas is survived by four children, Donna Haynes and her husband Richard of Bellingham; Brian Nicolas and his wife Maureen of Spencer; Mary Ellen Tenore and her husband Michael of Franklin; and Stephen Nicolas and his wife Denise of Attleboro; nine grandchildren; Keith, Brian, Kristen, Samantha, Troy, Brenna, Christopher, Jeanine, and Justin; and seven great-grandchildren; Nicolas, Haylee, Emery, Zachary, Alexandra, Oliver, and Adalynn, brothers, John Nicolas of Fl, James Nicolas of Hopkinton, and the late Richard Nicolas, and one sister, Mary Ellen DePaolo of Medway.

The funeral service is private due to gathering limitations.  Online viewing will be available via Zoom by visiting for connection information. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

Arrangements by Matarese Funeral Home in Ashland.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.