Mary King Nicolini passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was 98. She was a telephone operator and worked at Fort Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts during World War II. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to Mary and James King, Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, E. J. ‘Nic’ Nicolini, and her siblings Helen Dale, James King III, Francis King, and Margaret Flynn. She is survived by her six children, John R. Nicolini, Mary Ann Nicolini, Frances N. Poole, James K. Nicolini, Susan N. Hocke, and Daniel J. Nicolini; sons and daughter-in-law, John R. Poole, Sr., Jan P. Nicolini, and Ben J. Hocke; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren with another on the way. She was also blessed with several loving nieces and nephews. She and Nic were founding members of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at noon with visitation starting at 10:00am. Private interment in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew’s Village, P.O. Box 444, Abita Springs, LA 70420 or a charity of your choosing are preferred.
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