SWANTON - Nicholas V. Flora, age 70, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 with his wife, Beryl by his side at Dartmouth-Hitchcocks Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, NH.
He was born in Plattsburgh, New York on December 11, 1948, the son of the late Vaughn and Jean (Spear) Flora.
Nick proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard for 13 years. He was employed and retired from IBM after 41 years as an engineer. He was a devoted member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit. He assisted the Coast Guard patrolling Burlingtons harbor during major lake events like the 4th of July and the Annual Dragon Boat Race. He found enjoyment in boating, hand radios and a car enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, Beryl Champagne- Flora of Swanton whom he married on January 1, 2019 in the Little White Church in West Swanton; step-children, John Champagne and his wife, Alicia Byrne of Champlain, NY, Amy Shedrick and her husband, Carlton of Waterbury; grandchildren, Damen & Jaiden Champagne and Yvette Shedrick; siblings Arthur Flora and his wife Leona Toedt of MA; Richard Flora of Plattsburgh, NY, Lois Shorten and her husband, Brian of MA, and Betty Vozzolo of CT. Nick also leaves behind his 3 cats, Mr. Blue, Tigger and Kasey.
Besides his parents, Nick was predeceased by his sister in law, Marilyn Flora and brother in law Daniel Vozzolo.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Highgate Center Methodist Church, VT Rte 78, Highgate Center, a reception will follow at the Swanton Methodist Memorial Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nicks memory can be made to Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care, 154 Loop Road, Lebanon, NH 03756
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