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Dolores (Tata) Nicholas

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, April 6th in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. for Dolores (Tata) Nicholas, of Corinth, TX, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13th at her home surrounded by her immediate family. She was 90 years of age.

Dolores, the youngest of six siblings, was born on December 22, 1928, in Auburn, New York, to Giovanni and Maria Tata. When Dolores was young, her parents moved to Revere, Massachusetts, where she attended Revere schools. Dolores was a cheerleader and graduate of Revere High School. She went on to work at Boston City Hospital as a lab technician and for Dr. Eli Freidman, Chief of Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital. During this time, Dolores was also a dance instructor and many people used to watch her while she instructed classes in Latin Dance. Dolores had dreams of going to Broadway to be a dancer and was also offered a job as a women’s clothing buyer in New York City, but her family discouraged these choices as neither career was considered proper for a young woman at the time. Still, Dolores was always known for her impeccable taste in both fashion and home decor. Dolores met her future husband, James K. Nicholas, Jr. in September of 1960, at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, where they were introduced by mutual friends. On December 2, 1960, James and Dolores were married. While James served in the Army, the couple lived at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, and Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. The couple settled in Denton, TX in 1971, where Dolores fully realized her dream as a wife, mother, and full-time homemaker. When her two daughters were young, she assisted as school nurse at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School for many years as well. She loved and served her church in many capacities, including CCD teacher.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Maria Tata, and her siblings, Pete Tata, Madaline Occhipinti, Buddy Tata, Malvina Cafarelli, Pat Tata and her two sons, James and Michael. Dolores is survived by her husband of 58 years, James of Corinth; daughter, Maria Nicholas Martin and son-in-law, Ed Martin of Dallas; her daughter, Claudine Nicholas of Charleston, South Carolina and numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends. She will be dearly missed.  Entombment will be private.


Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested gifts be made in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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  1. Susie
    Apr 7 2019

    Tim I am so sorry for your loss I was not able to attend the service for Dolores because of my age and my eye sight, but you and your family are in my prayer. Susie

  2. Marguerite Bova
    Apr 3 2019

    God Bless you Delores. May you walk in sunshine with those you love who went before you

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