COLONIE – Nicole “Nikki” Marie Merriman, 45, of Colonie, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Nikki was a graduate of Shaker High School in Colonie, and was employed by the University at Albany for many years. She loved bowling, and also the Miami Dolphins.
Nikki was predeceased by her father Andrew J. Merriman, Jr. She is survived by her mother Catherine Clouthier Merriman (Larry “Larry Boy” Altrock); her brother Scott Merriman; her aunts and uncles Susan Daley, Peter Merriman (Catey), Paul Merriman, and Lynn DellaRocca (Tom); her cousins Courtney, Kristen, Lauren, Sara , Zack, Jeanne, Mark, and Steven; and by her godmother Diane Hart (Tom); and by her Living Resources Family at 3B Terry Court.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 10:00 a.m., and from there to St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumitie Rd., Loudonville at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Living Resources Foundation, 300 Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Nikki’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, NY (zip code Albany, NY 12205).
This is a video tribute to Nikki:
Cynthia and Larry Petersen
We cannot express our sympathy enough to Cathy, and Scott. We are sorry for the passing of Nicole. She was a special, beautiful young women, she will be truly missed. She is in heaven with papa and grandma Clouthier, laughing and watching football. Making plans to go bowling. Love
Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Laery
So sorry for your loss..in our prayers…she was always so happy to see everyone..beautiful girl…
My thoughts are with you Cheryl Burton
Kathy & Bob Smith (Mollnow)
Cathy, so sorry to read about Nicole. We are thinking about you and your sorrow. It’s been a long time since we have seen you but often think of you. Again you we are sorry for your sorrow.
I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to all the Merriman family in the passing of Nikki Merriman. Although my family has had more contact with Nikki’s father; her aunts & uncles; and grandparents Helen and Andrew, Sr. we share your sadness in the premature passing of another cousin.
I had the privilege of working with Nicole at UAlbany Dining. She was one of the nicest people I have worked with and she will be greatly missed. I am better for having known her. May her memory be a blessing.
Cathy and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Nikki was such a special person. We loved her smile. After all, she was Mike’s “girlfriend”! We are here if you need ANYTHING! Love you guys.
Carolyn E Bounds
I’m so sorry for to hear of the passing of “My Pal” Nikkie. She was a kind hearted sweet women. I worked with her for years at LRC and loved our coffee stops in the am and our many conversations. She will be missed.
To Cathy, Larry, and Scott
Nicole was like a ray of sunshine she would brighten up any room she entered. You had to take a second look on life once you met Nikki her happy demeanor was very contagious. Nikki was loved and admired by so many people, she touched so many lives including mine, she will be missed.
I along with so many others are praying for you and your family.
With sincere sympathy and love,
I will never forget you my pal. You always had a smile on and could always make the staff feel loved.
Nicole was very nice lady and fun to work with. She was always smiling and happy to see you no matter who you were. You will be missed my pal.
I’ve known Nicole since she was nine years old, both in North Colonies classrooms and later at Living Resources. I loved Nicole. Truly loved her. Cathy, I want to give you a virtual hug! I’m also thinking of Scott at this time. My thoughts are with you and my heart goes out to you. She will be missed by so many.
To all of Nicole Merriman Family and friends Nikki is still here in spirit. She loved us all, at this time keep your head up and stay strong. God is with us all♥️ Nikki will continue on and remain our pal forever.
Kathy and Scott, we are so very sorry to hear of Nicole’s passing. Such a beautiful soul whom we remember fondly. We will pray for her, but also for you in this time of sorrow. Only wish we were able to be there in person to help you through this most difficult time.
Robert & Vanessa Stark
Joanne P Malecki
Cathy and Scott, So sorry for your loss; my prayers and sincerest condolences to you and the rest of your family! Jo
My sincere condolences to Cathy and her family. I am grateful for knowing Nikki. She was kind and always remembered the good times. When going out to eat I always knew she would order chicken parm. Rest In Peace my pal.
It is with a heavy heart we send our condolences for your loss …nichole, she always put a smile on our faces. May she rest in peace , she sure was a wonderful person . God bless you all that she leaves behind. The Freys Mike ,Laurie ,Jessica and Brittany ❤
Kathy so sadden by the news. I remember how special she was and how you would talk about doing things together.
Nikki was always a Ray of Sunshine! She loved everyone and everyone loved her. Whenever she entered a room she always brightened the moods of everyone there. She was the Ambassador of Love! Her smile was infectious, she always spoke with everyone to see how they were doing and inquired about members of their family. She had a fantastic memory of previous events and parties that we had attended and we would laugh about what transpired at those events. She will be surely missed and we will never forget our Ambassador of Love.
Donna, Carmine,Jaime,Josh,Mich, Jordan
I wish I could be there for you during this difficult time, i wish we had one more time to say hello, to see her smile, and to embrace her spirt,
Nikki will always have a place in my ♥️ heart.
And I will always be here for you