Stephen A. Nicholson, 63, a resident of Swanzey and formerly of Winchester, N.H. died on Sunday, January 12, 2020. He passed away unexpectedly while sleeping, in the comfort of his home with the love of his wife near.
Stephen was born the son of the late Patricia (Gifford) and Gordon H. Nicholson on August 23, 1956 in Gloversville, N.Y. He was educated locally and graduated from Thayer High School, Class of 1974. He furthered his education at N.H. Technical College in Manchester and obtained an Engineering and Technology Certificate through the Monadnock Training Council Inc. in 1976.
He was employed by Markem Image, working there for the last thirty-three years in Engineering and Repair.
On August 5, 1978 he exchanged vows with his soulmate and love of his life, Kathy A. Hodgman. On August 5, 2014 he renewed those precious vows with Kathy in Ashuelot, NH.
After being an athlete himself, playing baseball in high school, he was involved in many athletics; playing on the Men’s Softball League in Keene for many years, coaching many Junior Olympic girls’ softball teams, such as the Keene Crickets and Keene Eclipse. He enjoyed Nascar and was on a local pit crew team for Todd Patenaude, Ted Brown and Roy Blake. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox as well as the N.Y. Giants. He was a Justice of the Peace and adored his precious pup Scotti.
He was a man with a huge heart who loved his family very deeply. He was reserved and private but was also well respected within the community and cared very much about enjoying life. He was very loving and caring and was always willing to help others.
Mr. Nicholson is survived by his loving wife, Kathy A. Nicholson, of Swanzey. His daughter, Ashlee Nicholson and her fiancé Joe Campbell of Swanzey. His siblings, Sterling Nicholson and his wife, Debra of Swanzey. Karen Hoffman and her husband, Glen of Florida. Russell Nicholson and his wife, Melissa of Vermont. Tina Clark and her husband, Fran of Rhode Island. His brother in laws’, Donald Hodgman of Swanzey and Peter Hodgman of Winchester. His stepsister, Shannon Amlaw and her husband, Matt of Keene. His grandson, Landon Hurst of Swanzey. In addition, he leaves behind many nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his step-mother, Carol Ann Clark.
In keeping with Stephen’s wishes, all services are private. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Stephen A. Nicholson to: Fast Friends, 14 West Swanzey Rd, Swanzey NH, 03446 or Greater Keene Women’s Softball Association, PO Box 170, Keene NH, 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 46 South Winchester Street, Swanzey, NH 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com