McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH


Andronike M. "Nikki" Sharek

September 26, 1919November 13, 2019

Andronike M. (Nikki) Sharek, 100, of Manchester, passed away on November 13, 2019 at The Hanover Hill Healthcare Center after a brief Illness. She was born in Manchester on September 26, 1919 the daughter of Nicholas and Stella Podaris and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. She was educated in the local school system and was a graduate of Manchester Central High School.

Nikki was an active volunteer in Saint Patrick’s Church Guild and Bishop Bradley High School Booster Club. She also volunteered at Sacred Heart Hospital after her son Frank Sharek Jr. was killed in Viet Nam. She was very proud to be a Gold Star Mother.Nikki was an avid sports fan and was a kind and generous person who reached out to help family and friends during her lifetime.

In addition to her son she was predeceased by her husband of 41 years Frank Sharek, Sr. in 1984.

Members of her family include her son Douglas Sharek and his wife Dawn Ebbetts of Exeter her grandchildren Leigh Anne Sharek and Nicholas Sharek and her brother Arthur Podaris as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Sunday November 17 from 1 to 4 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester followed by a funeral service in the funeral home. Burial was private.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 17, 2019


Andronike M. "Nikki" Sharek

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Rick and Debbie Sharek

November 18, 2019

Doug, Debbie and I extend our deepest sympathy to you, Dawn, and family on the passing of Aunt Nikki. I hope to talk to you very soon.

VR, Rick Sharek

Gerry Therrien

November 17, 2019

Your mom was a very sweet lady who was always a pleasure to talk with whenever and wherever I met her. I'm sad that I will never have that opportunity again.
My sincerest condolences to all family members who are now having to deal with a life without her positive presence.