August 28, 2019

Obituaries 8/28/19

Harriet Howard Nicol

February 22, 1932 –August 2, 2019

Harriet Howard Nicol (née Williams) passed away on August 2, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, after an extended illness.

Born in Boston on February 22, 1932 to Moses and Anstiss Crowninshield (Boyden) Williams, Harriet graduated from The Madeira School and Bryn Mawr College, Class of 1953; as well as having attended the Chestnut Hill School and the Winsor School. In 1957, she married Harold Gilbert Nicol, growing their family with the subsequent adoption of two children, Harriet and James.

Harriet was predeceased by her husband Gil, her daughter Harriet (Hally) Nicol, her parents, her brother Moses Williams Jr., her stepfathers George Lee Haskins and James Aliferis, her stepmother Mary Bennett Holden Williams, her aunts Harriet Howard Ohl and Eleanor Williams Benziger, and her uncle Alexander Williams.

She is survived by her stepmothers Gertrude Lounder Haskins and Shirley Pethes Aliferis; her son James Williams Nicol; her cousins Anstiss Ohl Miller, Edwin Ohl, Hugh Benziger, John Benziger, and Janet Warren Rogers; as well as countless loyal friends.

Enjoying a very full life, Harriet worked for the Town Topics newspaper in Princeton and primarily for New York University in New York City. She enjoyed friendships, art, theater, reading, and the cultured life. She loved to travel and supported numerous civic charities.

Harriet will always be remembered by those blessed to know her for her thoughtful kindness, strengthened by her cheerful spirit, redeemed by her immutable goodness, and touched by her constant generosity.

A service will be held at Trinity Mausoleum chapel at 770 Riverside Drive, New York, on September 6, 2019 at 10 a.m. Requiescat in pace.