Obituary of Nicole Lauren Gillingham (DePamphilis)
Gillingham, Nicole Lauren (DePamphilis), 39, on Sunday, February 14th 2021, Nicole- loving daughter, sister, and mother to two wonderful children, passed away unexpectedly in a tragic automobile accident. Born on September 13, 1981, Nicole grew up in our hometown of Northfield, NJ and graduated from Mainland Regional High School in 1999. Growing up Nicole was a beach badge inspector and loved working on the beach just like her father, Gerald. She later went on to waitress, where she was the sweetest, happiest server to come up to your table! She also worked for a time at Mazza’s Country Farm Market in Northfield when her father owned it, and would be seen right out front transporting flowers and tomatoes, behind the register, or her most favorite, happily painting Halloween pumpkins for the season. Nicole loved to draw and was an amazing artist and very talented. She brought many things to life in her own artistic way. She passed this trait on to her own beautiful babies, Billy; Brooke, who are very artistically talented as well. She was always friendly, personable, and a hard worker. A truly beautiful soul, an amazing friend and she would do anything for anyone. Nicole was a fun-loving girl, had a heart of gold and will leave behind many treasured memories never to be forgotten.
She is survived by her loving mother, Margaret DePamphilis (Kipe); her sister, Laura Hillesheim, and brother-in-law Steven Hillesheim Sr. Nicole adored her beautiful children- son William Paul (Billy) Gillingham III (age 12) and her daughter Brooke Elizabeth Watson (7); precious nephews- Steven Jr (6) Bradley (4) and baby James Hillesheim (8 mo) along with many aunts, uncles and cousins; her partner in life for the past four years, Michael Abbiss. Nicole was preceded in death by her beloved father Gerald DePamphilis and all of her grandparents- Richard DePamphilis Jr (Pop Pop), Faye DePamphilis (Mom Mom), Elwood Kipe (Grandpa Red), Joan Kipe (Grandmom) and Chief Richard DePamphilis Sr (Pop).
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A viewing for Nicole will be held Friday, February 26, 2021, from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at George Wimberg Funeral Home at 1707 New Road in Linwood, New Jersey 08221. Burial will be at Laurel Memorial Park Cemetery at 2301 English Creek Ave. EHT, NJ 08234.