Cecile (Roux) Nichols, 92, wife of the late Edward G. Nichols of Newbury, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, August 31, 2017. She was born in North Chelmsford on June 18, 1925, daughter of the late Clarence Roux and Aurore “Ora” Descoteaux of Lowell, Mass. Cecile “Sis” grew up during the Great Depression learning many life lessons appreciating all that she had and taking nothing for granted. As a teenager, she modeled clothing for the Lowell Sun Newspaper and during WWII she learned to weld on submarines in Groton, Conn., doing her part as a civilian for the war effort. While raising her family, she was still doing what was needed to support them and get ahead.
Cecile was talented in so many ways and never afraid to take on a challenge and try new things; she learned to play the upright bass and took singing lessons in order to play in her husbands band. Sis continued to learn by taking classes in cake decorating, furniture upholstering, and cooking. In later years she worked at General Electric in Lynn where she retired.
She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed going out to dinner, dancing, gardening and doing odd jobs around her property. She will be painfully missed by all who loved her.
She is survived by her brother, Raymond Roux and nephew, Jim Roux of Fairfield, Calif.; niece, Kathy; and great-nephew, Tim Dailey of Sparks, Nev.; son, Dennis Dowling of Salisbury; daughters, Donnamarie Ditchett of Tenants Harbor, Maine, Charlene Picard and husband, Randi of Glendale, Ariz., Nancy Lucier and husband, Andy of Newbury; 10 grandchildren, Brian and Eric Frost, Andrea Pecori, Joey Ditchett, J and Renee Picard, Catie Dowling, Emily and Norman Jutras III, Armand J. Lucier; and several great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation hours and a graveside service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury.
Published on  September 18, 2017