Nelson C. Nicholson, 82, of Orange, passed away November 2, 2015 in Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Carole McCarthy Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson was born in Danbury on January 9, 1933, son of the late Michael and Esther Gara Nicholson.
Nelson was a graduate of Dartmouth College. He was the founder and operator of Nicholson Associates, Inc. insurance agency in Milford. An accomplished magician, he was a member of several magicians organizations including the Society of American Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Magic Circle of London. He was a member of the Endowment Committee of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church and was a member of Chapter 98, Order of AHEPA. He was the recipient of the St. Paul Medal, the highest honor that the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of the Americas can bestow on a lay person.
Besides his wife, Mr. Nicholson is survived by brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas McCarthy, Charles R. Cullen and Heather Cullen; a nephew, Charles R. Cullen and a niece, Maura Cullen Visconsi; as well as great nieces and nephew, Henry, Charlotte and Eliza Visconsi. He was predeceased by two brothers, Alexander W. and Michael Nicholson and a sister, Katherine Nicholson.