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Obituary for Paula Sue Nicely

Paula Sue Nicely 55, of Groton died December 20, 2019 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY after a short illness.

Born August 13, 1964 in Fairfax, Virginia she was the daughter of Paul Hickox of Georgia and the late Mary K. Myers.

Having lived in various places during her life she had resided in Germany and had graduated from Englewood High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Later living in Jacksonville, she met her husband and eventually moved to the Groton area where she had been employed by McDonalds and Burger King in Ithaca. She had been a avid puzzler, enjoyed cooking shows and games on computers. She enjoyed collecting sharks teeth when ever they traveled the beaches.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Nicely of 28 years who resides in Groton, her children, Ricardo Delgado of Ithaca, Jamie Nicely and Melissa Crosier, both of Freeville, step children, Heather Nicely and Janelle Weltz, both of Jacksonville, Florida, 14 grandchildren and sisters, Tamra Magdefrau and Kim Rydel both of Florida.

The family will hold a gathering to celebrate her life on January 18, 2020 from 2-5 p.m. at the Dryden Fire Department, Dryden, NY. She will be buried on the family plot in St. John's Cemetery in Blackshear, Georgia at a later date.

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