Matthew Charles Nicklaw, 45, of Leicester


LEICESTER — Matthew Charles Nicklaw, age 45, died Jan. 27, 2023, in Bennington, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident.

Matt was born in Rutland on Oct. 13, 1977. He was the son of Frank (Bill) and Yvonne (Peggy) Nicklaw. He grew up in Leicester, where he received his early education. He graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1995. He furthered his education at Castleton State College. He worked as a waiter and landscaper and did construction work. He traveled, for work to Arizona and Hawaii. He was presently employed by Mack Molding in Bennington. He enjoyed four-wheeling, mountain biking and daily workouts at the gym.

He is survived by his parents, Bill and Peggy Nicklaw of Leicester; one brother, Rodney Nicklaw and his wife Melissa of Leicester; and his special niece. Kaylee Nicklaw. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive him.

The memorial service in celebration of his life will be held on Feb. 18, at 11 a.m., at the Leicester Church of The Nazarene. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place at a later date in the family lot at Pine Hill Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to: Turning Point Center, 141 State Street, Rutland, VT 05701; or Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. ◊


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