Nicholas John H. Berkley

  • Born: December 4, 1958
  • Died: July 25, 2020
  • Location: Auburn, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nicholas John H. Berkley, 61, of Auburn died unexpectedly on July 25, 2020.
Born in Croydon, UK on December 4, 1958, he was the son of the late John and Pamela (Hutchinson) Berkley. He was educated at Elmhurst and Whitgift in Croydon, UK and was a QA Manager for Geneia Tech. for 4+ years prior to that was a self-employed and consulted for many companies.
Family includes his loving wife of 23 years, Valerie A. (Peters) Berkley of Auburn; three children, Amanda, Samantha, and Matthew Peabody; and one grandson, Reece Peabody.
A walk-through wake with masks, social distancing and limited interaction with the family will be from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 22nd at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the New Hampshire Humane Society or the Wounded Warrior Project.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We were so sad to hear this news. I (Tim) met with cousin Nick when I was on a business trip to Boston, and he was so proud to tell me all about his lovely family. We are thinking of you all at this very difficult time - Tim & Ali Berkley

Posted by Tim & Ali Berkley - Family   August 22, 2020

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Marc and Silvana Frappier - Neighbor   August 19, 2020

My wonderful nephew, Nick, is now no longer with us, and so, our lives will never be the same again. He was such a special person, so capable in many ways. His skill in cooking I'm sure is legendary and his generosity was also so much a part of him. Also he was a wonderful dog-lover.
I'm so glad he was able to have many happy years with Val and my heart goes out to her now.
Goodbye Nick, we all love you so much.

Posted by Auntie Joan - E Grinstead UK - Family   August 18, 2020

Nick miles across the Atlantic Ocean limited the time we spent together but those we had had were full of fun and very precious; the times you came to Devon or the trips I made to the U.S.A. There are too many tales to tell but you were always so generous with your time, your cooking, and your love.
Nick you left this world too soon, leaving a huge hole that cannot be filled. My much loved Brother you will always be so missed.
God bless your soul

Posted by Sally Berkley Sage - Devon UK - Sister   August 17, 2020

I remember Nick as having a strong character and let's do it' attitude to life. I joined him with Uncle John and Aunt Pam on holiday in a beach hut in Calshot in 1969. The two of us used the hut's powerful telescope to watch famous ocean liners of the day sailing up the Solent. A small rowing boat also provided hours of fun, as did an endless supply of smooth flat stones on the beach. After that week we both had new lifelong skills: we could row a boat efficiently, come out on top of any ducks and drakes' stone skimming competition and recognise ships on the horizon. Almost certainly, this holiday fuelled my desire for a career at sea ( I commanded my own merchant ship 18 years later).
Nick joined our family for 2 weeks camping on a Scottish Island beach the following year. At any opportunity, we would take our short length of rope and head for a rock to climb. I don't recall us being very successful, but that might have been due to the almost incessant rain.
The next time that we got to spend any time together was much later, when he came to house-sit my maternal Grandparents house in Somerset while they were away on holiday. By this time he had long 1970's hair and sideburns and was playing John Lennon songs on his acoustic guitar. We were informed that his group had sent a tape to the John Peel Show (an influential new music show on BBC) which would certainly be played at any time and launch their stardom. The show ran from 10pm -midnight each day and I usually listened, as did all of our age group, but I must have missed the songs. Presumably, so did the record chiefs.
By the 1970's we had left school, both with limited examination assets (much to his father's chagrin) but Nick had discovered a love of computers somewhere. I vividly recall our Grandmother saying that he was working all hours' and had found a vocation. That vocation was to take him to a successful career across the Atlantic.

Posted by Chris Berkley - Family   August 16, 2020

My thoughts and prayers will be with Val and their children. Nick was a kind neighbor who always took pride in his yard and the art of cooking. My neighbor for well over fifteen years. I just spoke to Val and am so saddened by this announcement. Words cannot express the sadness, but know that Nick will be missed and is in my thoughts. I'm so sorry Val. I really appreciate you having the strength to let me know in person of Nicks passing just moments ago. Please accept my sincere condolences. Dana & Family.

Posted by Dana Mullen - Neighbor   August 06, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to Val & family. I shared a cube with Nick for 3 years and we joined Geneia on the same day. He was my favorite sounding board for ideas and strategy and always made me laugh when I was having a bad day. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by Linda Williams - Haverhill, NH - Coworker   August 05, 2020

Nick was a pleasure to work with and will be missed greatly by all of us. I will miss his witty humor, our morning banter, and his generous spirit. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Posted by Tony Horton - Merrimack, NH - Coworker   August 05, 2020

Nick was a gentleman. He made you feel comfortable and he taught me about adventures in BBQ which sounded so fun! His humor was always welcome and I enjoyed having Nick lead meetings not only for his knowledge but to hear that fabulous accent. Sending affection to Nick's family and friends in the days ahead.

Posted by Laura Syron - Somers, CT - Coworker   August 03, 2020

I met Nick in 2005 when I joined Arbella. We both joked who had the worse commute coming down from NH.. He was more than a co-worker, better than a friend - he cared about people. When I got to know Val and the family and their friends, it was proof that good people still exist in society. The news of his passing is still a shock, and I can only imagine how hard it is for Val and the family. I'll cherish the memories and thank the man above I was lucky enough to have Nick in my life. Rest in peace my friend, and thanks for always being there..

Posted by Seth Beeten - Stoughton, MA - Friend   July 30, 2020

So very sorry to hear this sad news. He was a well-respected member of our team and it was always a pleasure to work with him. Nick's wit and even keel will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies.

Posted by Thomas Long - Harrisburg, PA - Coworker   July 29, 2020

Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel. Nick was an amazing person, advisor, counselor, great leader, always there for us, listen to us no matter what, made us laugh and it goes on and on. He given us memories that won't be forgotten. Gone too soon but not from our heart and memories. He will be missed dearly and I am honored that I came across such great man. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Posted by Tanjia Zenia - Friend   July 29, 2020

Nick was always at hand to lend a joke, provide a laugh, and banter about almost anything, discuss the shortcomings of American football and how much real football is so much better. Nick will be missed at Geneia. My condolences, thoughts and prayers to his wife and children. Through this difficult time know that Nick was thought off fondly, with high regard and respect by all of us in his work life. He must has been a great man outside of work to be so well liked here.

Posted by Jay Solomon - Harrisburg, PA - Coworker   July 29, 2020

Nick was a great person to work and talk with. He always took the time to find out how you were doing and he cared about your answer. He kept a cool head and rarely lost his temper. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Sean McIntire - Harrisburg, PA - Coworker   July 29, 2020

It was always a good day when you saw Nick in the office. He was unflappable and always ready to listen. I will miss hearing his voice on our myriad conference calls.

Posted by Thomas Coyle - Mechanicsburg, PA - Coworker   July 29, 2020

Val, I am so sorry for your loss. Just heartbreaking. You and your family will be in my thoughts. Avis

Posted by Avis Crane - Concord, NH - Friend   July 28, 2020

Nick or "Sir Nicholas" as he was known in the Geneia ranks was one of the nicest and jovial persons on this planet. Ever cool and never unfazed by circumstances you had the knack to make people laugh. You cared deeply and personally about us. You challenged and inspired us to be better versions of ourselves. As a trusted friend and well wisher you were always there for us. We miss your presence and your guidance Nick and will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Posted by Divya, Gajanana and Ayan Kudva - Friend   July 28, 2020

Nick was the quintessential good man. My dear friend, brother, colleague, travel dinner buddy and therapist. He made me laugh, kept me sane, taught me what good BBQ really was and made every day I connected with him a little brighter. Nick, you and I often used the phrase only the good die young in one context or another. In this case, it's so true, my friend. You were the best of the best, and you are gone way too young and way too soon. I miss you, my dear friend. Xxoo

Posted by Kristy Tupper - Waterford, CT - Friend   July 28, 2020

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