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Hazel E. (Downs) Nims

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“Dear Nims family, I just learned today of your mother's passing when I received the note and eulogy from Patty. I was so shocked and saddened...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Joan Richards (Giuliani) - MA

“HAZEL was my sister Margaret roommate at Bear Hill.we got to know while visiting my sister. Margaret loved Hazel. They became good friends. HAZEL was...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: PAT FOLEY - Melrose, MA - Friend

“Deepest sympathy to Nims family! Hazel my friend I will really miss you! RIP! ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Chantal Elescar - Everett, MA

“I was sorry to hear of your dear mother's passing. I always enjoyed seeing her when I visited my sister Margaret. She was always so pleasant and...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sisters Marie Lucey - Washington, DC

“To Steven and the rest of the beloved family, my deepest condolences to you all, I miss her dearly, I pray God comfort you all at a time like this...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Heather Hepburn - Wilmington, MA

“Dave, Steve, Patty and FamilyThinking of all of you with sadness with your loss, but joy for having your Mom for 93 years. I will always remember my...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Cynthia Smellie - Norwell, MA


Hazel E. (Downs) Nims, 93, beloved wife of the late Herbert W. Nims, passed away on May 4th, 2018 at Bear Hill Nursing Home.

Hazel grew up in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, with family being the most important. Hazel was a proud and loving grandmother and a dear friend to many.

She is the loving Mother of David W. Nims and his wife Dale, Steven P. Nims and his wife Eileen and Patricia E. Nickerson and her husband Roy. Cherished grandmother of Laura Nickerson, Stephen Nickerson, Kelsey Nims, Briana E. Henderson and her husband Shane and Sarah E. Pompey and her husband Thomas "TJ". Hazel was also the dear sister of the late John Downs.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Hazel's family at the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28), STONEHAM, on Tuesday, May 8th from 8:30-9:30am, following the visitation, a Funeral Mass celebrating Hazel's Eternal Life will be held at St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10am. Interment will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. Please consider making a memorial donation in Hazel's Memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org.

For further information, please visit www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome.