Louis W. Nicholson

1932 - 2024

OAKSVILLE – Louis William Nicholson, a longtime resident of the Cooperstown area, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, January 9, 2024, at his home on Cattown Road in Oaksville. He was 91.

Born December 30, 1932, at St. Mary’s Maternity Hospital and Infant’s Asylum in Syracuse, he was the only child of William John Nicholson and Louise Bertha (Ashby) Nicholson. 

Raised in Syracuse, he attended Syracuse University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and was an accountant at Hotel Syracuse. He eventually came to Cooperstown where he was employed at The Otesaga Resort Hotel as their Accountant and Controller. 

On October 20, 1962, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Mary Jean Guay in a ceremony at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Lakeland.

After moving to Cooperstown, Louis and Jean became devoted and faithful communicants of St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church.  

Louis was a member and Treasurer of the Knights of Columbus Honorable Joseph P. Molinari Council 4989, Oneonta. An avid Syracuse Orangemen basketball and football fan he also enjoyed studying and perfecting the golf swing. He had a very infectious laugh. 

Louis is survived by his wife, of 61 years, Jean Nicholson, of Oaksville, and their six children, Susan (and David) Wallace of Clinton, Ann Skinner of Cooperstown, William Nicholson of Fly Creek, Joseph (Debbie M) Nicholson of Endwell, John (Gianina C) Nicholson of Henrietta, and Thomas Nicholson of Binghamton; seven grandchildren, Stephen Skinner, Eddie O’Brien, Jessica Nicholson, Alyssa Nicholson, Kayla Wallace, Christian Wallace and Zachary Wallace; one great granddaughter, Sabrina Wallace; and several cousins in New York, South Carolina and California.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2024, Louis will lie in repose at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown where family and friends may call and pay their respects. At 11 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the Church with the Very Rev. Michael G. Cambi, pastor officiating. A reception will follow in St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

The Service of Committal and Burial will be later this spring in Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.