ROCKPORT — Curt E. J. Nickelsen, 55, of Rockport, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009.
Curt was born in Boston on Feb. 23, 1954, the son of the late Ralf E. and Ingeborg R. Nickelsen.
He attended and graduated from Newton North High School and the Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown.
Curt was an electrical automation engineer for Bose. He enjoyed his work very much and it carried over into his private life. In his spare time he loved working with his hands, building stereos, amps, electronic equipment and anything mechanical, as well as helping friends and doing odd jobs. He had a great circle of friends from the Cape Ann area and he loved to talk about serving proudly in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his daughter, Fallon N. Nickelsen; his son, Erik E. J. Nickelsen, both of Maine; a sister, Sigrid Casey of Oregon; his loving companion, Regina Doyle Sternlicht of Rockport; his former wife, Christine Nickelsen of Maine; the Nichols family of Rockport, Jim Peterson, Brian Budrow, Brian Church, Sean Pelkey, Ryan Osmond, and Troy Hackney.
He was predeceased by a sister, Ingrid Nickelsen.
ARRANGEMENTS: In keeping with the family's wishes services and burial will be held privately. If you would care to make a donation in his memory, contributions may be sent to The Autism Society of America, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814-3067 or The Rockport Veterans, 34 Broadway, Rockport, MA 01966 or to the Special Olympics, 100 Conifer Hill Drive, Suite 302, Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements have been made by the Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport.