Obituary: Irving B. Nixon Jr.

Irving B. Nixon Jr.
Irving B. Nixon Jr.

NAUGATUCK — Irving B. Nixon, Jr., 68, from Naugatuck, passed away suddenly on May 2, 2015. Irving was born in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 17, 1946, son of the late Irving Sr. and Lillian Nixon of Naugatuck.

Irv was a loving father, grandfather and friend. Irv’s lifetime passion was for the game of golf, and throughout his 55 year golf career he had many accomplishments, some of which included, 1964 State Schoolboy Champion, 1963 State Jr. Champion, and Club Champion at Laconia Country Club in Laconia, N.H. He often referred to his days with the “boys from Laconia” his best. Irv had 11 career “Aces” including one on a par 4 at the age of 62. Also, he held two course records in his lifetime.

Irv traveled the world many times over, enjoying every day of life. Irv was a huge Elvis Presley fan, attending 11 concerts. Irv had a heart of gold and will be missed by his many friends and family. If Irv didn’t make you smile at least once, there must have been something wrong with you.

Irving is survived by two sons, Bryan C. Nixon, PGA and his wife, Maureen, of Naugatuck, Chad Nixon of Hastings, Mich.,; and two daughters, Jacquelyn “Jackson” Tribanas and her husband, Joe, of Naugatuck and Frances Nixon-Simon of Middlebury. He is also survived by two sisters, Madeline Nixon of Naugatuck and Teena Nixon of New Preston; his wife, Andrea Bonaldi Nixon; his five grandchildren, Joey and Joshua Tribanas and Kyle, Tyler and Elizabeth Nixon all of Naugatuck; and one niece, Bianca Davis of Virginia.

Calling hours were held Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck.

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