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Martha A. Dziedzic

March 11, 1940August 12, 2020

Martha was born in Portland Maine on March 11, 1940 to Herbert Lewis Nickels Jr. and Marion Lois Nickels. She graduated from Portland High School and pursued an Associates degree in art. While attending college she met her husband and moved to New Jersey to raise 2 children, Vicky and Jenny.

During her years in New Jersey she was a homemaker who liked to sew, crochet, draw, garden and write. She became co-head and then head of the PTA in Fort Lee for several years, and taught Sunday school as well at the First Reformed Church of the Palisades. She also spent a few years working as a secretary. After 25 years of marriage she divorced and several years later moved bakc to Maine,

She helped her younger daughter Jenny raise her two sons, Jesse Dziedzic and Jade Bucha. Martha contracted guillain-barré syndrome in 1999 and recovered and lived with them until her unexpected and sudden death.

She was always quick with a kind word and listening ear. Her faith in God sustained her and her family.

A devoted mother and grandmother she leaves behind 2 brothers:Charles Nickels and his wife Sylvia of Portland Maine, Herbert Nickels III and his wife Arlene of St. Louis, Missouri, 2 daughters: Victoria McGillicuddy and her husband Earl and their 3 children and spouses Sarah and Kyle Killip, Luke and Jacquie McGillicuddy and their son John (Martha's great grandson!) Mark and Maddy McGillicuddy and Jennifer and Bruce Sellers and their sons Jesse and Jade. Beloved Grandma, Mom, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, Cousin and Friend. Forever in our hearts.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11 am at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland, ME


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 22, 2020


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Kathryn Kelsey

August 21, 2020

She was very devoted to family. I'll always remember how the family (she) took care of Quentin when we all lived so far away! I appreciated it so much that she took him in under her wings.
How we got back into the USA one time coming from Campobello island when she didn't even have her driver's license on her! The custom's officer let her through because she knew her social security number by heart. We had a good laugh about that! We had a good little trip on the coast of Maine one year and we stayed in North Point cabins. They had just opened. It was brand new. She loved hauling in all the groceries, putting them away and taking over the big bed! It thrilled her. I remember how we gabbed and had a grand time. I will miss her! She had a kind heart!


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