Nicholas Louis Manoy

December 24, 1929March 31, 2021

Nicholas Louis Manoy, age 91, of Gladstone, MO passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 12:00 PM, with a Visitation starting at 10:00 AM and Rosary Prayer at 11:40 AM, at St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 6415 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO 64119 with Fr. Vincent Rogers officiating. Burial will follow services in Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

Nicholas was born in Teaneck, NJ to Louis and Catherine (Magazeno) Manoy on December 24, 1929. Before college, Nicholas served in the U.S. Navy Aviation Division and was assigned to the Tactical Test Division of the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, MD. After serving his country, he attended New York University, School of Commerce, Accounting & Finance, and graduated in 1956 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Marketing. He went on to work for T.W.A. for over 35 years filling such roles as Reservation Sales Agent, Lead Supervisor at the New York City Reservations Sales Office, Training Instructor at J.F.K. International Airport, and Director of Automation Services in Kansas City. He also was a member of the Dumont N.J. Volunteer Fire Department from 1952-1971. He served as Chief of the Department where he was responsible for the activities of 200 Volunteer Firemen and 6 Fire Engines.

In 1996, Nicholas was assigned to the T.W.A. Trauma Response Team where he assisted family members of the 230 victims of the T.W.A. Flight 800 incident where, shortly after departing from J.F.K. Airport, the plane exploded and crashed in the Atlantic Ocean near New York. Later, he would receive a Commendation Award from the New York City Council for his outstanding service.

Nicholas was a long standing member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church and was a recipient of the Bishop Boland award for outstanding service. He was also involved in the Knights of Columbus, Serra Club of N.K.C., T.W.A. Heart of America Senior’s Club, T.W.A. National Senior’s Club, American Legion Post 626, and Disabled American Veterans.

Nicholas is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Manoy; and cousin, Jeffrey Mayer.

He leaves behind his sister, Rose Marie Sheehan; nephews, Jay (Mark) Sheehan and Thomas (Claudette) Sheehan; cousins, Rosemary (Jack) Stevens, Maureen (Fred) Tolerico, Lisa Mayer, Stefanie Stevens, Jackelyn (Brian) Kelly, Shari Mayer, John Tolerico, Kelsie (Justin) Cash, Mia Tolerico, Jack Tolerico, Sofia Kelly, Emma Kelly, Megan Kelly, Jenna Hof, Lana Rose Tolerico, and Carly Mayer to cherish the memory of their dear “Uncle Nick.”

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Nicholas’s memory be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Catholic Charities Kansas City-St Joseph.

The family of Nicholas Manoy wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to Delene Douglas for the kindness, love, and friendship she so graciously and selflessly gave to Nick for so many years. She is truly a blessing to Nick and our family.

The family also wants to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Lindenwood Village. We cannot begin to thank you all for the loving care you provided to Nick. You were there when we couldn’t be, and for that and so much more, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


  • Rose Marie Sheehan, Sister
  • Jay (Mark) Sheehan, Nephew
  • Thomas (Claudette) Sheehan, Nephew
  • Rosemary (Jack) Stevens, Cousin
  • Maureen (Fred) Tolerico, Cousin
  • Lisa Mayer, Cousin
  • Stefanie Stevens, Cousin
  • Jackelyn (Brian) Kelly, Cousin
  • Shari Mayer, Cousin
  • John Tolerico, Cousin
  • Kelsie (Justin) Cash, Cousin
  • Mia Tolerico, Cousin
  • Jack Tolerico, Cousin
  • Sofia Kelly, Cousin
  • Emma Kelly, Cousin
  • Megan Kelly, Cousin
  • Jenna Hof, Cousin
  • Lana Rose Tolerico, Cousin
  • Carly Mayer, Cousin

  • St. Jude's Children's Hospital
  • Catholic Charities Kansas City-St. Joseph


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Nicholas Louis Manoy

have a memory or condolence to add?

Delene Campbell-Douglas

April 5, 2021

The void left in my life will be filled with fond memories of my time with you and MJ down at the lake. We ate too much, drank too much, laughed too much and
got way too sunburn. It was the most fun I have ever had in my life.
Goodbye for now my friend. I will see you and MJ again on the other side of the rainbow.

Tom Bono

April 4, 2021

I do not have a specific memory to share. All of my memories of Nick are exactly the same. In the forty decades I had known Nick, I have never met a more friendly, nicer, kinder person. Nick was a very special person and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Stefanie Stevens

April 2, 2021

Uncle Nick,
You are gone but will always be remembered.
Until we meet again💜
Love you

Lisa Mayer

April 1, 2021