Meaghan C. Sammons (Nichols), 39, passed away in her home on Saturday, March 28, 2015, with her loving family by her side.
Meaghan was born on May 15, 1975 to Chuck and Donna Nichols. Meaghan was a graduate of Colonie Central High School class of 1993. She continued her education at North Adams State, SCCC, and SUNY Albany. After college, she began her 18 year career at Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region. Throughout the years she held many positions, most recent being Director of Programs.
Meaghan is survived by her loving husband, Robert, her parents; Chuck and Donna, her sisters; Nicole (Roxanne) Nichols, Danielle (Richard) LaPierre, her nieces and nephew; Emma and Riley LaPierre, Kyle and Madelyn Farnell, her in-laws; Robert and Susan Sammons, her grandmother, Evelyn Crawford, and her two “kids” (dogs); Snoopy and Bella. She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
In 2004 Meaghan joined the Midway Fire Department. This quickly grew as a passion of hers and led her to become Chief of the department, and the first female Chief in the Town of Colonie. She was also a member of Colonie EMS. Meaghan enjoyed playing with her nieces and nephew, softball, and slots at Saratoga. Meaghan will be remembered as a diehard Derek Jeter and Yankee fan.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Meaghan’s name to Midway Fire Department(1956 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205) or Girls Inc.( 962 Albany St, Schenectady, NY 12307) Meaghan’s family would like to thank Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Dr. Nadine McCleary), The Community Hospice staff (Elizabeth Hanlon) especially her friends who helped with her care; Kathy Boomhower, Diana Suits and Theresa Moran.