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Helen Collins Nichols

Helen Collins Nichols
  • August 28, 1916 - March 24, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • St. John's Catholic Church
    161 Main Street
    Old Saybrook, CT 06475
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • The Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America
    3011 Townsgate Road Ste 450
    Westlake, CA 91361

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“We have been honored to have brought the Eucharist to Helen as part of our Tuesday Communion service. She has been an important part of this special...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Sandy Narcisso - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“She was a faithful friend and tablemate of my mother in law, Barbara Shuman, at Sandpiper. She was very sweet and will be dearly missed. Thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Emily Shuman - Columbia, SC

“Eternal rest grant to Helen, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.And may the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.Our...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Nora Clynes - Boca Raton, FL


Helen Barbara Nichols, 100, of Mount Pleasant, SC, wife of the late George Bryant Nichols, passed away peacefully Friday, March 24, 2017. A celebration of Helen's life will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Charleston Harbor Fish House, 32 Patriots Point Drive, Mount Pleasant from 4:00 until 6:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Helen was born August 28, 1916 in Fairfield County, Connecticut, daughter of the late Michael Collins and the late Mary Parker Heath Collins. Helen graduated from high school in Fairfield CT and went on to attend secretarial school at St Joseph's College, CT. She pursued a career in the secretarial field. Helen and her husband, George, raised their family in Old Saybrook, CT.

She is survived by her son, Chris G Nichols and his wife, Sharyn, of Isle of Palms, SC; granddaughter, Danielle Lee Nichols and her husband, Landen Ganstrom, of Mt Pleasant and his daughters, Lilli and Luna; and grandson, Kyle Nichols of Charleston. She was preceded in death by daughter, Barbara Ann Nichols; sisters, Sophie Collins and Anna Timmerman; and brother, Michael Collins.

She was an avid Yankees and Riverdogs fan and was able to celebrate her 100th Birthday with the Riverdogs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Catholic Church, 161 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 or The Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, 3011 Townsgate Road Suite 450, Westlake, CA 91361.