Priscilla J. (Kerkhoff) Nickerson

March 20, 1939February 18, 2019
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S. DENNIS- Priscilla J. (Kerkhoff) Nickerson, 79, died peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Nickerson with whom she shared many loving years of marriage until his passing in 2017.

Born in Providence, RI on March 20, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Edith (Nelson) Kerkhoff. Priscilla devoted her career to raising and caring for her family.

She was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time in Disney World and summers on Cape Cod. Above all, family was most important to Priscilla, particularly her grandchildren whom she cherished dearly.

Priscilla is survived and will be deeply missed by her four children, Karen Purcell and her husband Kevin of South Dennis, Gregg Nickerson and his wife Jane of North Attleboro, Kristin McNeill and her husband Todd of Edmonds, WA and Kelly Darling and her husband Steven of Milton; and nine grandchildren, Katie, Nick, Zachary, Krista, Dan, Peter, Jake, Jack, and Henry; as well as two brothers, Thomas Kerkhoff Jr. and Noel Kerkhoff.

In addition to her husband, Priscilla was predeceased by her sister, Cynthia Dore.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Sunday, February 24th from 2 to 5 p.m. at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Rt. 134, South Dennis. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2019

Priscilla J. (Kerkhoff) Nickerson

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Tracey Nelson

February 25, 2019

I would like to express my heartfelt sympathies to Pricilla’s family. Her tribute movie was beautiful and brought back some memories for me as well. I remember her wedding, even though I was just a kid.
I will always remember her as so full of life. I know that my parents adored her.

Margery (Brown) Mathewson

February 22, 2019

I was so sorry to read about Priscilla’s passing on Facebook. She and I were close friends during our junior high and high school years, attended Trinity Church in Pawtuxet and sang in the choir.
I visited her in Florida a number of years ago and though we hadn’t seen each other in a very long time we picked up our friendship right where we left off.
I think of her often and remember all the fun we had in Pawtuxet.
My prayers and sympathy to all of her family- children, grandchildren and especially to Tom and Noel whom I also remember fondly.

Robert & Karen Sugg

February 21, 2019

To our Nickerson Family,

May God’s peace rest on each one of you as you celebrate the life of Priscilla as she joins Peter for unlimited rounds of golf.

So many great memories....

Pax...Rob & Karen

Wendy Hardy

February 21, 2019

We never saw as much of my dad's side of the family as we would have liked because he left RI after getting married, but we always had fun whenever we went to New England to visit his relatives. We always loved Priscilla and Peter, always had a great time with them. So sorry for your loss, wish we could be there in person to express our condolences.

Dana Dore-Hadad

February 20, 2019

There are so many happy memories! Aunt Priscilla was full of laughter, and love.
When I was growing up, she would visit my mother. I would sit and listen to their stories and laughter. Such good times!