Robert G. (Nicky) Worthington, 90, of East Brookfield, MA passed away on
November 4, 2020 at his home. He was born on August 17, 1930 in Spencer,
MA to Charles E. and Edna (Catherwood) Worthington. Nicky was predeceased
by his wife of 65 years, Betty (Guy) Worthington in 2018. He is survived by his
5 children; Gail, Brian, Barry, Bruce and Charles; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grand-
children and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graduate of David Prouty High School and the New England School of Account-
ing, Nicky worked his full-time job from 1950 until he was drafted into the Marines
in February 1952. After being discharged as a Sergeant in 1954, he spent the next 20
years at Spencer Savings Bank, 8 years self-employed in Real Estate and Accounting,
and 10 years at Heald Machine Accounting Department in Worcester, MA. He retired
from Heald in April 1992. He continued his part-time accounting work, especially
during tax season for another 20 years.
Nicky was a long-time, proud resident of East Brookfield, MA. His parents moved
there when he was one, and he lived there all but six years of his life in the same
house on Lake Lashaway. Active in town affairs, Nicky was the Treasurer for the
new David Prouty High School in the 1960’s and remained the Treasurer of the
Spencer/ East Brookfield Regional School District into the 1980’s. He was Treas-
urer of the Planning Committee for the 1970 East Brookfield 50th Anniversary
Celebration as well as multiple town July 4th celebrations. He marched in many
Memorial Day Parades, and he was one of the last 2 surviving Korean War
Veterans in town.
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