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Josephine T. Nickel

December 8, 1922July 12, 2020

Josephine Nickel, stepped into the arms of Jesus on July 12, 2020, after living 97 years here on earth!

Born December 8, 1922, in New Orleans, LA to Steve and Frances Attardo. Three of her sisters lived well into their nineties, and she has one sister that will be 103 in September.

She raised 2 of her 3 children as a single mom.

Mom was a reader, reading her Bible daily and she loved to read Bill O'Reilly's books like "Killing Kennedy" and "Killing Reagan," because she lived through both of those times in her life. She read these books in two days. Mom loved to do word search book puzzles and was sharp right to the end of her life!

She is survived by 3 children, Jackie Sargent and her husband Gene; Walter Golden of Fresno; and Scott Nickel of San Jose, CA; 3 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

Everyone at the California Armenian Home loved Mom, and she loved staying there. This facility is Five Stars!

We want to thank the staff at the California Armenian Home who took care of our Mom. Especially, Janet Walker LVN, Esther LVN, Mary LVN, Rosa CNA, Irma CNA, Harman CNA, Claudia CNA, and those who had the second shift, night shift, and weekend duty. You all are Angels!

John 14:2-3 says, "In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you will be also."

Mom, your room is ready! We will miss you but we know we will see you again someday!

A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.


  • Steven Mark Attardo, Father (deceased)
  • Frances Louise Renda, Mother (deceased)
  • Herbert A. Nickel, Spouse (deceased)
  • Jack B. Golden, Spouse (deceased)
  • Jackie Sargent, Daugher
  • Walter Golden, Son
  • Scott Nickel, Son
  • Rachel Mele, Sister
  • Mary Dinubilo, Sister (deceased)
  • Rose Howard, Sister (deceased)
  • Frank Attardo, Brother (deceased)
  • Amy M. Kirby, Granddaughter
  • Darren M. Stewart, Grandson
  • Kimberly K. Stewart, Granddaughter
  • Mrs. Nickel is also survived by 8 wonderful great grandchildren.

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Josephine T. Nickel

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Jackie Sargent

July 19, 2020

Hi Mom: You made it! All the way to Heaven! I can only imagine what it must be like and who you are visiting. Sitting around that long table, visiting family and friends, and the view must be unbelievable!

Thank you for raising us and giving us the right direction to go in. You always held your head high and you never gave up on wanting the best for us.

Please find Keith. Tell him I love him and someday we will all be together again!

I love you Mom!

Diane and Jerry leonardo

July 16, 2020

My Aunt Dodie was very sweet . I have very fond memories of her when I was growing up. We know that she is in heaven having fun with her sisters and brother. May God keep Aunt Dodie close to his heart Love Diane and Jerry Leonardo.

Janet Walker

July 15, 2020

My Very Special Resident was a real pleasure taking care of You fir the length of time you where at the California Armenian home. I can still hear your high pitch voice calling my Name . GOD has collected one of his best Angles . I hope you can find My Mom and hang out and play card games . Thank you Joe's Family for letting Me and Staff at the CAH care fri your precious Mom . God Bless you All . Love each and everyone of you . Such a great loss for us all ..


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