Eugene C. Nichols
Eugene C. Nichols, 61, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Nov. 29, 2019.
He was born in Washington, D.C. on March 21, 1958, the son of Clifton and Mary (Supernaw) Nichols.
Eugene graduated from Northern Adirondack Central School. He then enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served his country from 1976 to 1982. During this period, Eugene married his lifelong friend and companion, the former Wanda Peryer, on July 25, 1981, at St. Edmund's Church.
Eugene worked at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora as an Electronics Technician.
He was a member of the Ellenburg Depot Fire Department and was an devoted Knight in the Knights of Columbus.
Eugene was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed planning many dinners and barbeques each year where friends and family gathered to share good times and lifelong memories.
Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Wanda Nichols of Ellenburg Depot; sons, Christopher (Samantha) Nichols of Summerset, S.D., Stuart (Kate) Nichols of Ellenburg Depot, Jared Nichols of Ellenburg Depot, and Evan Nichols of Ellenburg Depot; daughter, Lyssa (Christopher) Terwilliger of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; brother, Kenneth (Lee) Nichols of Ellenburg Depot; sisters, Barbara LaClair of Plattsburgh and Mary (Ross "Joe") Dumas of West Chazy; grandchildren, Edwin Nichols, Owen Nichols, Ariana Terwilliger, and Natalie Terwilliger; and many nieces and nephews.
Eugene was predeceased by his parents and father-in-law.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rabideau Funeral Home in Ellenburg. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Edmund's Church in Ellenburg.
Burial will take place in the spring in the parish cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to St. Edmund's Church.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the Rabideau Funeral Home, 5614 Route 11, Ellenburg.
Published on December 2, 2019


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Alvin and Helen Wilcox
Dec 06, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss, please know you and your family are in our prayers and thought. God will take care of your husband, please take care of yourself.ā¤ļøšŸ™šŸ™šŸ™šŸ™ā¤ļøā¤ļø
Marion Carter
Dec 05, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Eugene and I were class mates and graduated in 1976. He was also a great swimmer and was the nicest person to know. Again sorry for your lost.
Marion Carter
Dec 05, 2019
I am so sorry for your lost. God bless and keep Eugene in his loving care always and forever.
Marion Carter
Dec 05, 2019
So sorry for your lost of your beloved Eugene. I will always remember Eugene from our great class of 1976. Also remember what a great swimmer he was and how nice he always was.
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Dec 05, 2019
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Corey Hart
Dec 04, 2019
You are all in my prayers.
Betsy Whelden Berglund
Dec 04, 2019
I worked with Gene at Clinton so sorry for your loss
Kay Seguin
Dec 04, 2019
My deepest sympathy on the loss of Gene! I never got to know your family personally but what I remember is the beautiful way you, Wanda, and Gene raised your children, and Iā€™m sure Gene is reaping the rewards right now! You will all be in my prayers at this very difficult time. God bless!
Lisa Clemons & Jeffrey Reisdorf
Dec 04, 2019
So sorry for your loss. We worked with Eugene for many years at Clinton Correctional Facility. He was such a fixture at the facility. Well known and liked by everyone. He was such a quiet gentle soul who always had a smile for everyone and anyone he came in contact with. I will miss seeing him at work. Bless his family in their time of sorrow.
Kathy hendersion
Dec 03, 2019
Iā€™m deeply saddened by the passing of a wonderful husband and father.
I will keep you all in my prayers during this hard time.