Paul D. Nichols

Paul David Nichols 1938 -2017, age 78, of Barnegat, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday January 12, 2017.

If you had the good fortune to have met or known Paul, you already know he was a fun loving, dynamic character not soon to be forgotten. He enjoyed spending time with his wife Jacqueline and their extended family and friends. Also, playing poker at the casinos, telling stories, going to church and generally just being right. He often thought he was the funniest and best looking guy in the room (or at least had the best hair) and most of the time he certainly was.

Paul and Jacqueline raised their three daughters in Merrimack, NH until relocating to NJ in 1988. He worked in sales and packaging for most of his adult life, he took pride in his service with the National Guard. He was a member of the Lafayette Club in Nashua, the Moose Club, the ElKs lodge, the Shriners and the Masonic Lodge.  

Paul is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jacqueline, his daughters and their spouses, Sandra Nichols (Jeff Quinn), Sharon Hertz (Bernie) and Susan O’Brien (Tom); four grandchildren Tommy and Allison O’Brien and August and Anastasia Hertz; two younger brothers Richard and Peter and numerous extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents Myrtle (Webster) and Wesley Nichols and by his older brothers Wesley Jr. and Robert.

A private service with his wife and three daughters has already been held. A celebration of life for Paul will be held at a later date. View and sign the register book at the Barnegat Funeral Home website: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made “in memory of Paul D. Nichols” to the Hodgkin Lymphoma Society and remember not to tailgate when driving, he would appreciate that.