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In Memoriam: Nicholas A. Brigham

Nicholas A. Brigham

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May 22, 2012

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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Nicholas A. Brigham on May 20 at Casa De La Luz Hospice in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was 53.

Born in Wareham, he was the son of the late Robert K. and Joan (Reid) Brigham. His career was devoted to computer systems, and most recently, he worked for the University of Arizona’s University Information Technology Services Department.

Nick began his career at WHOI in 2001 as an information assistant in the Network Group installing cable infrastructure. His most heroic project was the remodeling of the Blake building in 2005.  The building was occupied throughout the renovation, which involved demolishing the east half of the first floor, and replacing it with a two-story addition.  The installation of the new stairway involved moving the network distribution frame about eight feet north from its original location.  All two hundred of the original jack cables were moved without making any splices.  The east section of the original building where the feeder cables entered, was removed.  The terminal cabinets were wrapped in tarpaulins while the new steelwork and the second floor was built.  At points there was a foot of snow.  Through it all, Nick maintained service to the building.  He left in 2007.

Nick had a passion for riding his motorcycle.

He leaves his wife of 17 years, Victoria (Buehler) Brigham; his sons, Timothy and Toby Brigham; his stepson, Corey Cryer; his daughter, Emily Brigham; a grandson; and his brothers, Stephen Brigham, Timothy Tarrant Brigham, and Tim Murphy. Services will be held at a date and time to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CaringBridge, www.caringbridge.org/donate.

Information for the obituary was taken from the Falmouth Enterprise.

Originally published: May 22, 2012