Christopher William Nicholls, 86, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital with his loving wife by his side holding his hand. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen Cunningham Nicholls and would have been married 65 years on December 27th, 2017. Christopher was born in Manchester, England on December 23, 1931 and was the son of the late Frederick and Bridget Keating Nicholls. He served in the Royal Army in England and was stationed in Egypt. Christopher came to the United States in 1965 with his wife and five children and $70 in his pocket. His daughter Paula was born a year later. He had worked as a machinist in England and the United States having worked for the former Hamden Trap Rock, LFE and later for O.F. Mossbergs until his retirement at age 65. He enjoyed gardening, genealogy studies and traveling with his wife throughout the United States and abroad. Father of Stephen Nicholls, Martin Nicholls, Diane (Snowy) Nicholls, Phillip (Guo Hong) Nicholls, Paula (Darryl) Prue and the late Lawrence and Michael Nicholls. Grandfather of Christopher, Kristen, Katrina, Nathan, Joshua, Victoria and Angelina. Brother of David (Margaret) Nicholls and the late Teresa Welsh, Frederick, Jack, Bob, Joe Nicholls and Winnie Booth. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

At the request of Mr. Christopher W. Nicholls there will be no services. He was a man who loved his Guinness and his family would love it if you would raise a glass in his memory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.