Peter Anthony Nichols STANNARD — Peter Anthony Nichols, 47, of Stannard, fell asleep in death on Feb. 17, 2019, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester, after a brief, yet courageous, battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor. Peter was born Oct. 1, 1971, in St. Albans, to Paul and Lise (Rainville) Nichols. He met Kim while volunteering on a construction project and they married on Oct. 16, 1994. In 1999, they welcomed their first daughter, Gillian Lise. In 2010, their family was complete with the birth of their second daughter, Grace Leilani. Growing up on the family’s dairy farm in East Enosburg, Peter, from a young age, learned strong work ethics and the value of hard work. In-between chores, Peter and his brothers would be exploring and enjoying the vast family land by hiking, biking, skiing, camping out in the woods, building things and generally being boys. After graduation, Peter carried the values he learned at home on through his life as he volunteered as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He devoted his time to the congregation, his ministry and various construction projects, including helping to build the World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Warwick, New York. He also assisted on many Kingdom Hall construction projects throughout New England, as well as disaster relief work. During this time, he forged great friendships that have spanned time and distance. His good example influenced all three of his brothers to follow in his footsteps. Through his father’s instruction, and as a volunteer on construction projects, he learned the electrical trade. As a master electrician, he ran a successful small business, Cold Hollow Electric, in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We’d like to thank all of our friends and family for their amazing support, as well as the hard working staff at UVM, Fanny Allen and the McClure Miller Respite House. A special thank you to Dr. Alissa Thomas for her outstanding care of Peter. Peter is survived by his wife, Kim (Cosman), and two daughters Gillian and Grace; his parents Paul and Lise; his brothers and their wives Allen and Kirsten, Amos and Katy, Keith and Tiffany; also his niece, nephew, many uncles, aunts and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 38 Porter Brook Road, Hardwick.

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I am so sorry to read this sad news. Peter was our electrician for many years. He was good at his job and a great human being. My condolences to the family. s
Irene and Glenn, Montpelier

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