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Nathan J. Chicoine

Nathan J. “Nate” Chicoine, 31, of Ashburnham, died peacefully, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, in UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus, Worcester, after an illness.

Born in Leominster on September 30, 1989, he was the son of Lee F. and Dawn A. (Estabrook) Chicoine. He graduated from Oakmont Regional High School with the Class of 2008, as an honors student. Nate was a chef employed by the Victorian House of Ashburnham and Friendly’s of Gardner for several years. He was previously employed by 99 Restaurant, and South Side Grille and Margarita Factory of Gardner. 

Nate was a member of the West End Beagle Club of Gardner and bowled in leagues at the Gardner Ten Pins. Whether he was playing disk golf, out fishing or in nature, he found tranquility in being outdoors. He also enjoyed playing video games and cooking. Nate loved his truck and loved to be working on it. But the time that Nate loved and treasured the most was spent with his family and his dogs.

Besides his parents, Nate is survived by his paternal grandmother, Irene Chicoine of Gardner; a brother, Andrew E. Chicoine and his fiancé Megan Gillis of Nashua, NH; a sister Sarah L. Chicoine of Nashua, NH; a nephew, Luke Chicoine; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Louis Chicoine; and his maternal grandparents Robert and Olivia Estabrook.

Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Gardner Animal Shelter, c/o Gardner Police Department,
200 Main Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Nathan J. Chicoine.

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Working with Nate at Friendlys, he was such a wonderful and sweet soul. I knew if Nate was there on that shift, we would be okay. Rest In Peace, Nate.

Lindsey L Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM

Nate will be terribly missed. He was such a good person and good friend whom I adored. Working with Nate at the Vic house and Friendlys was full of great memories that I will always cherish. RIP Nate

Kristen Leblanc Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nathan Chicoine

Kristen Leblanc Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM