Greece: Maryann peacefully passed from this life into the waiting arms of her Savior, on July 7, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. Maryann was born in Rochester NY, on April 4, 1955. She was the eldest daughter and one of 11 children. She is predeceased by her father, Richard Neff Nicholson. She is survived by her mother, Velma (Hart) Nicholson; stepmother, (Rhoda); son Rob (Kelly); grandchildren, Ashley and Alex; siblings, Rick, Mark (Debbie), David (Cindy), Sally (Ed), Douglas (Mary Lynne), Phillip (Hope), Joanne, Ruth (Don), Leslie (Ron), and Joe, several aunts, uncles, cousins; many nieces, nephews, and a loving church family. A memorial service will be celebrated at a later date.

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  1. As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you’

    Oh Maryann, what a glorious moment it must have been when you looked into the face of Jesus and He welcomed you into His arms! Our family will not be the same without you, but we will not mourn as those that have no hope… because we know we will see you again!
    I love you, Sally

  2. I know a place, a wonderful place
    Where accused and condemned
    Find mercy and grace
    Where the wrongs we have done
    And the wrongs done to us
    Were nailed there with him
    There on the cross.

    MaryAnn I believe with my whole heart that you a in a place of pure love and peace. If I am mourn I know it is for myself and others still here, but I will see you again in heaven….until then… Leslie

  3. Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. Aunt Maryann ‘ you will be missed by many. We love you, Lisa.

  4. Mary Ann, my sister, not only fought a heroic battle with cancer but also kept her wits about her surviving an emotionally abusive childhood. And the strain and stress of having to grapple with having no emotional outlet presented an amazing challenge to her brain’s chemistry before she was old enough to have defenses in place. This emotional battle kept Mary Ann very close to Cross of Christ throughout her life and she is home in her Savior’s arms at last!

  5. Maryann was a loving sister-in-law and a dear friend over the years. She had an infectijous laugh and bubbily personality. OUr boys spent many a dys growing up together with their Uncle Joe. We used to call them the Three Musketeers! Above all she loved GOD with her whol;e heart and loved her son and his family immensely!!! I miss her very much and she will always have a plcae in my heart!

  6. My deepest symphathy to the Nicholson family, MaryAnn was a sweatheart, ROB and family, she must have been very proud of you. It was a pleasure taking care of you when you were little. My prayers will be with you. gwen

  7. My eldest sister has finished her journey here on earth. My dear sister Maryann. You loved with passion and deep concern. You were a rebel with a cause. Jesus too was a rebel in his day, challenging others, stirring things up. I know you are finally at rest and at peace now. Can’t wait to see you again one day Maryann. I will miss you until then.

  8. Rob And Kelly, Ashley , and Alex,
    I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Nothing can replace a mom in our lives! I’m so sorry for your pain -Please know we are grieving with you
    aunt Ruth

  9. Rob, I (Eunice) enjoyed singing in the choir with your Mom. She had a sweet personality. We are sorry for your loss and pray that the Lord will be your comfort now. May the memories of your times with her bring you joy.9

  10. Sorry to hear of your loss; words aren’t adequate. We knew your mom at the Bergen church & your granddad at Christian Center in Bkpt. Both had big hearts. God bless & peace be to you.

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