Nathaniel J.R. True

October 13, 1992October 3, 2020

Nathaniel (Nate) J. True, 27, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 3rd, 2020 in Sandwich, MA. He is survived by his twin brother Noah J. True.

Nate and Noah were born on October 13th, 1992. During infancy, they were adopted into Palmer True and Jean Rice’s loving family. Together the family created many fond memories while annually vacationing in Saint Lucia. Nate had a strong love for animals, football and fishing.

Growing up in Forestdale, Nate was very outgoing and formed a strong bond with a circle of friends. He was a fierce and loyal friend who will be especially missed by Johnathan O’Grady and family, Billy Parker, Anthony Johnson, Anthony Catanese, Bryce Smith, Chris Newell, Matthew Carey, Elana Doyle, Haley Ries, Rachel Minghella and many more.

Services for Nathaniel will be held on Tuesday, October 13th, at 11:00 am at the Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home located at 154 MA-6A, Sandwich, MA. Following the services, he will be laid to rest alongside his parents at the Sandwich Town Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to Noah True to help cover the cost of funeral expenses.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Burial

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


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Jackie & Phil O'Hara/Kimber

October 12, 2020

Oh Noah, our hearts break with you. Nate is in heaven with Patrick now. So many exceptional wonderful years you guys all spent together as kids.
Lots and lots of love from Jackie, Phil & Mitch.

Kim & Steve Piper

October 11, 2020

Oh Noah,
Our family is so saddened to hear of Nate’s passing.
You may not remember us... we were your next store neighbors when you first moved into your beautiful home along with your loving folks on Old Farm Lane.
Our daughter, Kerry, babysat often for you two creative 2 year old escape artists. The concept for your folks very successful and loving Montessori school was hatched in that very home.
We share so many fond memories of you and your family.
Never... in a million years would I think you two would be separated by tragedy. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Sending you multiple HUGE HUGs to get you thru this difficult time!
😘Steve & Kim ... plus Kelsey, Scott, Kerry and Courty Piper.

Daniel Colman

October 11, 2020

When I was in high school, my Aunt Jean and her husband Palmer announced they were adopting twin boys. I had the joy of spending holidays and some summers in Sandwich with them during the first many years of their lives. Nate was a curious, sensitive and kind kid and I was so impressed with what a loyal friend and thoughtful person he grew up to be. I miss him and am sad we won't have the chance to spend future holidays together as family. I love you my cousin, rest in peace.

anthony johnson

October 10, 2020

Nate and Noah you are both my brothers. I have so many first at your house but I think the most significant is I made life long friendships there . so many different types of people came together at your house you left your mark in forestdale always will be loved and rembered rest in paradise bro -jiggz

Renae Thomas

October 9, 2020


Know you are in my prayers. You and Nate were always full of life, love, and smiles. I think of you two often as well as your parents. Especially when your family came to Michigan to visited. Keep the memories in your Heart.

Love always,

Paul Manganella

October 8, 2020


I am so sorry to hear about Nate’s passing. I’ll always remember Montessori with you guys, and sleeping over your place / playing Warhammer as kids. You two were some of my earliest friends, and I’ll always value those times. I think of your parents often, and will say a hello to Nate whenever I think of them. God bless you man, if you ever need anything please feel free to reach out to me. Praying for you buddy.


Sandra Nickerson

October 7, 2020

Dear Noah,
I am so very sorry to hear of Nathaniel's passing. I have so many memories of both you and Nathaniel at Bridgeview Montessori School. I will always remember that you boys were the inspiration for this school. I remember Nathaniel in art class. He was such a disgruntled artist, never happy with his results, but always happy to be in art class with his friends. We still have one of his paintings here at school. It is called 'The House'. It was inspired by an Edward Hopper painting. And I remember he actually liked it when it was finished. He was 12. I will remember him and you always.
Your art teacher, Sandy

Sarah (Colman) Jordan

October 7, 2020

Dear Noah,
Jeff and I are so sorry for your loss. Nate was a free spirit and we are terribly sad that he is gone.
I remember when you and Nate came to help one day when we were helping my Dad clear out the basement at the East Sandwich house. Jeff asked you guys to get into the skip loader with him and help jump on all the trash so we could pack more inside.
Although it may seem weird, that is my favorite memory of you and Nate. A beautiful summer day. A lot of sweaty work. And two little boys with grins a mile wide as they jumped up and down in a dumpster.
Please know that we love you and hope you will contact us.
Love, Sarah and Jeff Jordan


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