Edmund G. Nicholas

  • Born: February 6, 1935
  • Died: October 29, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family


Edmund G. Nicholas, 83, of Manchester, died October 29, 2018 at Aurora Senior Living of Derry, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Boston, MA on February 6, 1935, the son of George A. and Edna M. (Ferris) Nicholas. He was a graduate of Manchester Central High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, minor in education, from St. Anselm College. He was a real estate broker in the Queen City for 33 years, before retiring in 2016.
Edmund had a passion for drumming. He was a professional drummer with The Four Ladd's, for Paul Anka, and with the worship team of his former church, Faith Christian Church, for over 15 years. He was also a very active member in his present church, Faith Worship Center in Pepperell, MA. He was a very compassionate man with a great sense of humor. He was very witty, funny and loved to make people laugh. Above all, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, step father, step grandfather, brother, and friend.
Edmund was predeceased by his first wife, Shanne A. (Douville) Nicholas in 1994.
Family includes his wife of 23 years, Judy A. (Proulx) Nicholas of Manchester; three sons, Anthony Nicholas of Manchester, Adam Nicholas of Hudson, and Andrew Nicholas, and wife Tracey, of Chester; three grandchildren, Alexander, Shanne, and James; two step daughters, Laurie Houle of MD, and Stefanie Houle, and her significant other, Brent Dow, of Windham; and four step grandchildren, Rhianna, Payton, Joseph, and William. He was also predeceased by his three sisters, Myrna Perkins, Diana Love and Georgia Eaton; and two half brothers, William and Michael Nicholas.
A memorial service was held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm. St., Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Assoc. NH Chapter, 166 S. River Rd., Ste. 210, Bedford, NH 03110 or to foundation@elliothospital.org.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Judy and Family, it's with a sense of sorrow yet eternal joy we just received the late news of Ed's homegoing. What a wonderful brother Ed was to work with on the FCC worship team. I learned much from him and always enjoyed his warm, gentle and kind spirit. Truly to be sorely missed, yet we rejoice for him. So looking forward to working with both of you again on a heavenly worship team! Chris & Sue Anderson, Barrington, R.I.

Posted by Chris & Sue Anderson - Barrington, RI - Friend   August 29, 2019

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Eddie,will be truly missed! He was a wonderful father, brother and friend! He loved his God and Family! We had so many wonderful times over the years. Most of my jokes I learned from Eddie, he was a marvelous jokester and storyteller. He was always there when you needed him! Now he is finally with those he loves and in Jesus' arms, Rest In Peace Eddie!

I love you Ed,

Dee Rocca Gravel

Posted by Dee Rocca Gravel - Manchester, NH - Friend   November 04, 2018

Dear Tony, Adam, Andrew, and the whole family, I am so sorry for your loss! Your dad truly was an awesome man. He always greeted you with a smile, always genuine in his kindness. It's a great loss to anyone who had the privilege of knowing him. With much love, Bonnie (Thorgerson) McKinley

Posted by Bonnie McKinley - Manchester, NH - Friend   November 03, 2018

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We found Ed to be a great man of character and integrity. Love in Jesus, Corrie and Cary

Posted by Cary & Coralyn Chiknas - Derry, NH - Friend   November 02, 2018

Ed was a wonderful man, husband, father and faithful member of Faith Christian Center, a terrific drummer in the worship team. He and Pastor Ken were great friends on earth and now reunited in Heaven. My love and prayers to you Judy and entire family.

Posted by Marietta Anderson - Goodyear (Phoenix), AZ - Friend   November 02, 2018

I was stunned to see the passing of Ed. I spent hours with him in the most rear seat of Ted Herbert's station wagon going to and from gigs. He kept me in stiches most of the time. In addition he was a great drummer. Most recently (and not recent at all) I enjoyed having lunch with Ed, Everett Longstreth and Dave Chapman. Again, Ed was always the jokester. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Posted by WALTER (Bucky) NEUMAN - Hopkinton, NH   November 02, 2018

Tony, Adam and Andrew: I am sorry to hear about your day and please know that our hearts and prayers are with you all. I will miss his sense of humor.
Love, JJ

Posted by A friend   November 02, 2018

Tony, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Give me a call when you can. 603-540-8556 so we can stay in touch. Bill Stergios

Posted by Bill Stergios Stergios - Candia, NH - Friend   November 01, 2018

Sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I spoke to him and worked with him many a time in Real Estate over his 33 years in the business and my 43 years. He was always, kind, patient and helpful. We lost many longtime REALTORS in 2018 including my mom Lucy Barrett in October as well. RIP

Posted by Gregory Barrett - Manchester, NH   November 01, 2018

Eddie was the drummer at Faith Christian Center, where I was the piano player. Great guy and a great drummer. My prayers are with his family. John Mitten

Posted by John Mitten - Manchester, NH   November 01, 2018

Judy, It is so difficult to lose a partner, and one so full of music which I always remember you talking about here at work. So glad you had many wonderful times together. Our thoughts are with you during this time of mourning.

Posted by Devon Rains - Epping, NH - Coworker   November 01, 2018

To Andrew, Tracey and Alex - The Manchester School of Technology has you in our heart and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. What a great man! He has raised great children. I hope you are all at peace now.

Posted by Karen Machado - Manchester, NH   November 01, 2018

My time spent with Eddie goes way way back when he was a drum teacher at Ted Heberts in Manchester.
I will always remember how kind and patient he was as a teacher. Had a great sense of humor. Have the greatest respect for him. He was great on the drums and taught me about "independence". Loved to hear him play a "groove" Bill Baker, Concord, NH

Posted by Bill Baker - Concord, NH - Teacher   October 31, 2018

Ed was one of the best Realtors I ever had the pleasure to meet and work with for many years. Always charming, funny, very smart and a talented musician. You will be missed.

Posted by Nancy Philbrick - Bedford, NH - Coworker   October 31, 2018

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Eddie will be sorely missed - he was a true inspiration. Sending many thoughts, prayers and much love to you all.

Posted by Krista Scarlett - Goffstown, NH   October 31, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Ed. We are all thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Peggy Karawski - Weare, NH - Friend   October 31, 2018

Ed, I will miss your sense of humor. You loved making people laugh. God bless.

Posted by Muriel Carpentino - Oceanside, CA - Family   October 30, 2018

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Thoughts, Prayers, and Strength for your family. You will be missed Eddy. Rest in the arms of your angels.

Posted by Kellie (Rocca) Vachon - New Boston, NH   October 30, 2018


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