January 24, 1983 ~ July 3, 2020

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, Connecticut

Kevin J. Nichols, age 37, of Hamden, passed away July 3, 2020. Born in New Haven on January 24, 1983, he is survived by his mother Diane V. Nichols of North Haven; his brother David and his wife Maura Nichols of Albany, NY; nephew Adam Nichols; Aunt & Uncle Ronald and Linda Vanacore; and cousins Ronald Jr. and Michael Vanacore, all of Hamden. Kevin was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Dorothy Vanacore, and his paternal grandmother, Eleanor Lovallo. Kevin was a Hamden resident all his life, and a 2001 Hamden High School graduate. Kevin went on to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree from Keene State College in New Hampshire and his MBA from the University of New Haven. He was an Occupational Health and Safety Supervisor employed at Sikorsky Aircraft. Kevin enjoyed Cross Country and Lacrosse. He was a person that was always there to help someone in need.
Friends may visit with his family on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden prior to his Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish – St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In honor of his beloved cat Kitsen, contributions in his memory may be made to Animal Haven, 89 Mill Rd., North Haven, 06473.

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  1. Duuuuuddddeeeee, Your EHS Specialist will miss you dearly, Mary and I love you my friend, you will be missed. Z

  2. Rest easy man. Will always be grateful for your help getting started with Lockheed, the rubber band wars, and New Orleans.

  3. Kevin, you will always live on in our hearts. Your friendship was invaluable. Whenever I heard a Pink Floyd song, I thought of you. When I hear one from now on, no idea how I’ll deal. Rest in peace. Sincere condolences to the Nichols family.

  4. Diane, David & Family – Our deepest condolences and our prayers are with you as you bring Kevin to his rest. May he know a peace beyond our understanding and may you know comfort in the love that surrounds you. With love.

  5. Kevin, I’m heartbroken. You and I had a special bond, my brother. 💔 I have so many special memories with you. Rest In Peace nichols…. miss you and love you.

  6. Hey Kev,
    We’ll miss your smile and unflappable wit. Thank you for years of friendship. RIP brother.

  7. Our dear Kevin–my family cannot truly express our sorrow over his passing. Steve and I and our children have known Kevin, his mom Diane, and his brother Dave since Kev was a toddler–charming, sweet, funny, and kind even back then. Right now we are at a loss with words to share with Diane, Dave, Maura, Adam, Kev’s aunt, uncle, cousins, friends, and more about how we feel. So, we hope it eases the burden a bit to say we truly loved Kevin. We promise that his special spirit will live on always in our hearts.

    Donna and Steve Diaz and family

  8. Kevin,

    Your humor and wit will surely be missed by all who knew you. Rest In Peace buddy.


  9. Dear Diane and Family,

    So very sad and shocked to hear of Kevin’s passing. There are no words.
    You will be in our prayers.

    In Sympathy,
    Andi & Al Siegel and Whitney Siegel Brooks

  10. Diane, Our prayers and sincere condolences are with you and your family. May you find comfort in your memories and in the love of family and friends. God Bless Kevin and all of you.

  11. Dear Diane,
    So sorry for your loss. You and you family will be in our prayers . May God help you through this difficult journey.

    Henry and Nancy Leo

  12. Will never forget how you could light up a meeting room at Sikorsky. Always enjoyed your presence on our old team and especially your dedication to keeping us safe. We’re all poorer with your passing.

  13. Diane and family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with you all, especially Diane.
    Rest In Peace

  14. Nice guy, always had a smile and a great attitude. Fun to be around. I will miss not seeing him.
    Prayers for Kevin and his family at this very difficult time.

  15. To the Nichols Family,

    We were sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    All our love,
    Cindy and Richard Altieri

  16. Kevin,
    The unbelievable humor and dryness. Thank you so much for keeping my spirits up when I needed them most. You were a breath of fresh air at work. Great coworker, better friend . Where ever you are, I know you have them laughing. You will be missed.

  17. Kevin,
    The world is a sadder place with your passing. Your great wit and sense of humor will be dearly missed. RIP my friend.

  18. We are so heartbroken to hear of the loss of your beloved Kevin.
    Sending you, David and family prayers to help you through this painful time.
    Love,Debbie Kunz, Kristen and Peter Kovacs

  19. Diane. So sorry to hear of your loss. May the memories of happy times get you through this most difficult time.
    May he rest in Gods peace.
    Vivian Orie

  20. Prayers and condolences to your family. Kevin was one of the brightest souls I have ever encountered. You are greatly missed my friend may you find peace.

  21. Diane,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My deepest condolences to your family and you.

  22. Prayers to the Nichols family during this difficult time. RIP Kevin. You will be missed by many.

  23. Prayers, condolences, and thoughts are with the Nichols family. While I will not be able to attend, I will always remember Kevin as a good friend, a great person, and will miss him immensely.

    We had many happy memories together and I will remember and cherish them forever. I love you Kevin, Rest In Peace my friend, and I’m always thinking of you my brother.

    -Jon Weeks-

  24. Please accept our sincere condolences. We was deeply saddened by the sad news of Kevin passing. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. We met Kevin in Mielec, Poland at PZL in 2014. Since that time Kevin strongly supported PZL ESH team. Always helpful with his advice He was a great person and friend. He will be missed…

    He will live on in our memories forever…
    PZL Mielec ESH team

  25. Diane, Ronnie, and Family,
    We are heartbroken over Kevin’s passing. Those of us who grew up together on Lynn Terrace
    have a special bond that stays with us wherever life takes us. The many testimonials from Kevin’s friends reflect a heart of gold, like his Mom, a great sense of humor like his grandparents Ernie and “Dot” and integrity like his Uncle Ronnie. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    With Love, The Possidente Family- Bernie, Susan, Judy, Karen, Anne and Jan

  26. Kevin- words can not describe how heartbroken we all are. You were an amazing friend always there for advice and a laugh. You were an awesome Godfather to Maris and “uncle” to both Maris and Myles. I am grateful for the time we shared and will never forget your spirit. Rest easy.
    Love you
    To your family my deepest condolences you all are in my prayers.
    Jody, Maris and Myles

  27. We spent many years together at Sikorsky Aircraft. I am truly heartbroken at your loss. You would always light up a room with a laugh kind words and a great sense of humor. To your family you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Kevin

    Bob and Cathy Araujo

  28. I’ve been struggling for a few days to think of the right words to say. Kevin was my colleague and friend for 9 years. He helped me through tough times and made me laugh when I needed it most. There are too many good memories to recall and he is one of the many reasons I love working at Sikorsky. Rest easy, my friend. Love you K. Nicks

  29. We’ll always look back fondly on the times we had with Kevin. We were lucky to have been neighbors turned friends. Such a funny and caring guy. He will be truly missed. Our deepest condolences to all who loved him. Rest easy, Kevin.

  30. Still in shock of your passing. Too soon for such a bright promising guy!💔 You will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Kevin.

  31. Dear Diane , We are in disbelief to hear of Kevin’s passing. He became a regular for his large pepperoni pizza just like we will always remember you coming since the boys were kids picking up pizza for so many years. Diane he reminded me of you…so kind and always a pleasure. We pray for you and your family to send peace at this time. May he Rest in Peace with the angels in heaven. With deep sympathy, Stella and Rena from Sergio’s. xoxo

  32. Dear Diane,

    We were so saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. We have so many fond memories up on Gaylord Mtn. please know our thoughts are with you. Dale Feen

    Bob here. I always liked Kevin – and I think he liked me. He didn’t mind when I called him Peewee – in fact I think he liked it. We’ve lost a good guy.

  33. Just found out this news regarding a ‘super hero’ in my book. The many times working with Kevin in Lean events will go down as some of my favorites in the 35 years I’ve been with the company. Huge heart, funny disposition, empathy for everyone and just a ‘flair’ that made you want to make him proud. Condolences to the family and I’m reminded of this scripture in Psalm 73:26, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” and this one in 2 Corinthians 5:8, “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord”. May God bless all family and friends who had the privilege of knowing this wonderful man. – Very Respectfully and with love, – Scotty Arrington

  34. Dear Family, May God bless you in this challenging time. While I may not have had the privilege of meeting you in person, I feel connected to you in Spirit due to the love I have for Kevin; his personality, love and devotion to those around him. He is now in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father and has much to do as an Eternal being. I know he is watching over his family right now. – Sincerely, Scotty Arrington

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