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Nicholas H. Pappas, 65, of Londonderry, N.H., and formerly of Lamoine, Maine, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill.
Nick was born in Haverhill on August 20, 1951, the son of Mary E. (Johnson) Pappas of Haverhill and the late Harry J. Pappas.
Nick was educated in the Haverhill school system and graduated from Haverhill High School with the class of 1969, he attended North Yarmouth Academy in Maine, before earning his bachelor's degree at Nasson College and earning his Master's Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He dedicated 25 years to the children of Maine as the DHHS Childrens' Services Supervisor.
He enjoyed cooking, and cheering for his beloved New England Patriots. Nick was a lover of music and was the president of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra and involved with MDI Music Booster. Above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Nick is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Shelagh (Harrington) Pappas of Londonderry; his mother, Mary E. Pappas of Haverhill; four children, Jeffrey P. Higgins and his girlfriend, Kendra Garvin of Topsfield, Mass., Nicholas J. Pappas and his wife, Sarah of Lisbon, Maine, Cailin E. Pappas and Arianna A. Pappas, both of Lamoine, Maine; his brother, and best friend, Dr. Harry R. Pappas, his wife, and Nick's greatest ally, Jacqueline of Winter Park, Fla.; two sisters, Cornelia E. Pappas and her husband, Nicholas Tambakis of China and Victoria Thanos and her husband, Dr. Nicholas Thanos of California; as well as several nieces, nephews, special godchildren, many friends, and extended family.
At the request of his family, funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Developmental Office Mass General Hospital, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114; and/or the High Pointe House, Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  July 2, 2017
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