David Wesley Nickerson, born August 18th, 1945 passed away unexpectedly on March 8th, 2022 after a brief illness. Dave was a hard worker, serving in the military in the Vietnam War and was a proud American. He made a living as a heavy equipment operator- owning and operating DJ Equipment in Ashland, MA.
In his younger years, Dave played semi-pro hockey and enjoyed playing the guitar, gardening, cooking, and wood-working as a hobby, creating timeless pieces for his family that will be forever cherished. He was also an accomplished builder- creating everything from sandboxes to pools to houses. He was also a jack of all trades and could fix anything. Dave enjoyed camping and fishing and spending his summers at the ocean with his wife and grandchildren. He enjoyed working at Fluff N Fold delivering orders and talking with customers. He loved to bowl, and enjoyed seeing both Elvis and Tina Turner. Dave adored his cherished pups, Willy and Lucky, spoiling them with walks, belly rubs, brushing their hair. Willy is with his Papa now and Lucky is grieving with us all.
Dave was a loving kind, giving, caring father, papa, great grandfather who always put family first. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn of Framingham, his sister Marsha Nickerson of Florida, brothers Donald Nickerson of Utah and Tom Nickerson and wife Amy of Florida, his son Steven Nickerson and wife Tara of Bethany, Illinois, daughters Ariane McEvoy and her husband Jim of Natick, and Suzanne Nickerson of Ashland, step daughters Tammy Davis and fiance Jim of Upton and Crystal Babineau and fiance Dave of Framingham, and his step sons Mike Hebb and his wife Tina of Ashland, and Lance Huenefeld and fiancée Jess of Framingham, as well as his grandchildren, Kiley Davis and Keith, Ryan Davis and Amanda, and Kathryn Davis, Stephanie Keach and husband Joe, Joshua Hebb and wife Sadie, Samantha Hebb, Abby Germano, Alexis Babineau, Amber Babineau, Taylor, David, MacKenzie, Christopher Kirby, Gemma, Ashlyn Henke and husband Kory, Cameron and Gavin Nickerson, Kayleigh and Ainsleigh McEvoy, and Matthew McVeigh. He was also very proud of his great grandchildren, Charlotte, Beckett, and Adaline Keach, Liam and Quinn Anderson, Ayla and Logan Davis, Michael Patrick and JP Hebb, and Saige Nickerson. He leaves behind many wonderful friends and family members as well.
Dave is predeceased by his step-daughter Lisa West and her son Mark Kirby, and granddaughter Kelsey Morgan Davis.
Family and friends will honor and remember Dave’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home,11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Wednesday, March 23rd from 2-6 PM. Interment will be private.