Michael “Buddy” G. Nichols, 63 of New Port Richey, FL passed away April 26, 2022. He was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, on October 12, 1958, to Lawrence H. and Elizabeth (Adams) Nichols. Buddy was a Black and White Taxi Driver for 20+ years. He enjoyed spending time with family, and he loved to watch American Pickers, car shows and fishing. Buddy also enjoyed driving around aimlessly just to go for a drive, but most of all he enjoyed going to Rivers Casino to play the slot machines. He was Preceded in death by his parents Lawrence H. and Elizabeth Nichols; siblings: Lawrence E. Nichols, Geraldine Nichols, Donald Nichols, Rita Sweet and Anthony Daniels. Buddy is survived by his children: Crystal (Dave) Gregwire of Cohoes, NY; Tina (Jared) Dudley of Grafton, NY; Michael (Feenix) Nichols, Jr. of Pittstown, NY; Anthony Nichols (Kirsten) of Troy, NY; grandchildren: David Hidley III, Adrianna, Nevaeh and Jace Dudley, Jaxon and Wyatt Nichols, Gwendolyn and Andor Gregwire; siblings: Leonard (Doreen) Nichols, Ronald (Lydia) Nichols, Joe Nichols, Fred Nichols, Penny O’Dell and Virginia Fox. Buddy is also survived by many nieces and nephews including: Craig Nichols, Leslie(Greg) Nichols, and Dan Nichols, in whom he held a very close relationship with.