The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME


Margaret Nichols

March 10, 1923March 21, 2017

Auburn- Margaret Nichols 94, of Auburn died Tuesday March 21, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. She was born in Lewiston on March 10, 1923 the daughter of the late Louis and Etta (Kemp) Nichols. She was educated in local schools and graduated in 1941 from Edward Little High School. Margaret worked for Bates College for almost 40 years, retiring as Registrar. She loved Bates College and enjoyed her work. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed the simple things in life. She was a very active member of The Auburn United Methodist Church, and the W.L.U. She also volunteered for many years with The Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and for WCBB Channel 10. She leaves her son Jim Taylor of Lewiston. She was predeceased by her husband Elmer Nichols.

Visitation will be held on Monday March 27 from 9-10 AM at The Auburn United Methodist Church followed by a funeral service at 10 AM. Committal will be held in the Spring at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston. Those wishing to make memorial donations in her name may do so to The Schooner Estates Advisor Committee, 200 Stetson Rd. Auburn, ME 04210 or to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave Lewiston, ME 04240.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Margaret’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group\Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner ST. Auburn 783-8545.


  • Visitation

    Monday, March 27, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, March 27, 2017


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Rachel Morin/Deckard

April 14, 2017

Jim, It sadden me to hear of the passing of your mother. She was always every kind to me and my brother, when she drove us to school. She was a very special person.

Dr. Louis Talarico, II

April 10, 2017

My condolences to you Jim on the loss of your Mom.
I have my computer defaulted to the Sun Journal obituaries when I first get on the computer each day so I can check to see if I'm still alive. LOL :>)
Unfortunately, my 2008 MacBook crashed a few weeks ago and it took me awhile to get a replacement - so I missed seeing that Margaret had died and her funeral service at the Park Avenue Methodist Church the end of March.
I always enjoyed running into your Mom over the years and having long talks. I last had the pleasure of enjoying her company joining her at a Benefit Pancake Breakfast at Schooner Estates a couple (+ or -) years ago.
Please let me know the date and time of the committal service at Riverside Cemetery so I can attend.
Yours sincerely,
Dr. Louis ("Gidge", "Luiggi Jr.") Talarico, II
New Gloucester. Maine
Tel.: 926-3488
E-mail: DrLCT2@besrl.com

Jacqueline LeMay

April 2, 2017

My heartfelt condolences for you. I never knew your Mom but I knew you. There is an old saying, if you want to know the parent look at the child. I remember you with all the good qualities used to describe your Mom. When you miss her look in the mirror. May God give your heart peace and comfort.

Jo (Ann) Clarke

April 1, 2017

Dear Jim, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I wish I were still in Maine, today, instead of California. You, John Labrecegue, and Mike Drake were my three classmates who came to Fortin's Funeral Home, when my beloved grandfather passed away. I'll never forget seeing the three of you together, and the joy you brought to me during one of the most traumatic times in my life. I wish I could do the same for you. Sadly, all I can do is send my heartfelt sorrow for your heartache.

Mike Tiner

April 1, 2017

Hey Jimmy, sorry to hear about your mom passing. She lived a long and rewarding life. Take care old friend.

April 1, 2017


Very sorry to hear about your Mom.My condolences.
Connie Arsenault Davis

Del Pelletier Levesque

April 1, 2017

Jim, Please accept our most sincere thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. May she rest in the peace of our Lord forevermore.

April 1, 2017

I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
I remember your mother for those lunches that she served us at your home. She was a wonderful woman and mother. I'm very sorry for your loss- thinking of you.
John LaBrecque

Dot Perron Cote

March 31, 2017

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

March 31, 2017

So sorry to hear about your mother. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Claire Cyr Bruno