Donald E. Nicholson Jr.
August 10, 1955 - January 19, 2013
Donald E. Nicholson Jr., 57, of Norwalk, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Vermont. Born August 10, 1955 in Greenwich, CT, he was the son of Donald E. Nicholson Sr. and the late Iva Benham Nicholson.
Mr. Nicholson Graduated Brien McMahon High School Class of 1973. He went on to obtain his Associate Degree at Norwalk Technical College and his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Fairfield University. He worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer for Northrup Grumman and ITT Exelis. He was a sports car fanatic and was a SCCA Regional Champion. He was also a member of the Nutmeg Curling Club. Mr. Nicholson was a Life-long skier and a Mountain Ambassador at Killington, where he passed away doing what he loved.
In addition to his father, Donald Sr., he is survived by his son Donald Vaccaro and daughter Lauren Vaccaro both of Elizabeth, NJ; his long-term girlfriend Ann K. Glaser of CT; his sister Leigh Kuhn (Pete) of East Granby, CT; and by his nephew Stephen C. Quinlan (Erin) of Ellington, CT and niece Colleen M. Quinlan (Brian Menzies) of Wolcott, CT.
Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports (vermontadaptive.org).