Nicholas Theochares
Nicholas Theochares
  • March 7, 1929 - August 21, 2016
  • New Hampshire

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Lt. Col. Nicholas "Nick" Theochares, USAF Retired, passed peacefully August 21, 2016. He was the first child of Thomas and Helen Theohary of White Plains, NY. Patriot, patriarch, beloved husband of Margaret "Peggy" (Quigley) whom he loved and shared 63 years of marriage. Also survived by his children; son George, his wife Donna and granddaughter Brittany of Methuen, MA; his daughter Laura (Theochares) Joubert, her husband Gary of Nashua, NH, grandsons, Jeffrey and Ian of Merrimack, NH; his sons; Michael of Quincy, MA and Timothy of Manchester, NH. He also leaves his brothers; Stewart Theohary of KS, Thomas Theohary of FL, and their families.

Nick earned a Bachelor's Degree from Springfield College and a Master's Degree from Lowell Technological Institute. A pilot, navigator and career officer of 22 years in the US Air Force, Nick proudly served in Vietnam in 1968-1969, where he flew 95 missions and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was awarded the Vietnamese Medal of Honor for his service as Vietnamization Officer, and later was a Professor of Aerospace Studies for the ROTC program at Lowell Technological Institute. Retiring from the military, he had a successful second career in business where he enjoyed working with his youngest brother, Tom.

Nick selflessly dedicated his life to the wellbeing, security, education and prosperity of his family. He loved the ocean and retired to Cape Cod with the love of his life, Peggy, where they lived many years until their move to Nashua, NH to be closer to family.

The Theochares Family wishes to acknowledge the kindness and professionalism of the staff at Langdon Place, Nashua, NH.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 4:00PM-7:00PM at the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St. Nashua, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:00AM at Immaculate Conception Parish, 216 E. Dunstable Rd. Nashua. Burial will follow at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH.