Nicolas Glorieux, 36, active member of Greenpoint YMCA board
by Andrew Shilling
May 08, 2013 | 14623 views | 8 8 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Nicolas Glorieux and Jessica Glorieux
Nicolas Glorieux and Jessica Glorieux
Nicolas Glorieux, a dedicated board member with the Greenpoint YMCA, a father of two and beloved husband died after he was struck by an oncoming G train at the Nassau Avenue station on the afternoon of April 15.

He was 36 and lived in Greenpoint.

In North Brooklyn, Mr. Glorieux was an active member of the community and recently joined the Greenpoint YMCA board to contribute his knowledge of finance, economic consultation and enthusiasm for teaching young people.

Mr. Glorieux was a financial consultant at Axa Advisors, and provided financial planning advice to his clients in investments, life insurance and estate planning.

After receiving his International Marketing from Institut de Hautes Etudes Economiques et Commerciales (INSEEC) in Paris, Mr. Glorieux came to New York to pursue a career in marketing. He soon found a job with Sopexa USA, working with French foods and wines.

It wasn’t long after when he met Mrs. Glorieux, who also moved to the city and began working in the organization’s public relations department in the same year.

“When you first move here, you’re just trying to figure everything out,” Mrs. Glorieux said, remembering the day they met. “A friend of mine, that I was working with, told me, ‘I think that boy has a crush on you.’”

It turned out that her friend had good intuition. In 2006, they were wed and moved to Williamsburg and one year later to Greenpoint.

Mrs. Glorieux introduced her husband to the Greenpoint YMCA in late 2012, where she had been involved with developing events and volunteering with the Strong Kids Campaign.

Keith Hicks, executive director of the Greenpoint YMCA, said he will always remember Mr. Glorieux for his dedication to the program and his eagerness to help develop new ideas.

“He was really concerned about doing something meaningful for the kids and doing something in the community,” Hicks said. “He had a lot of ideas for us in how to fundraise and how to give money back to the YMCA.”

Mr. Glorieux played soccer and always spoke of volunteering to teach the children at the YMCA when he had a chance.

“He was just so excited and anxious to help,” he said. “There was always this certain amount of energy about him and what he wanted to do for the community.”

Mr. Glorieux will be missed by his peers, his clients, his family and the community of North Brooklyn.

“He was always very quick with a joke or a friendly tease,” Mrs. Glorieux said. “If you ever needed a shoulder to cry on, he was just a very generous person and he was kind with everything.”

Mr. Glorieux is survived by his wife and two children, ages two and four.

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February 11, 2014
I had the chance to know Nicolas in summer '08 as he took me as an intern at Axa.

I loved having drinks, watching the NBA and playing video games with him.

I'll never forget Nick, nor our laughs in his "cube".

My thoughts go to his family, Jessica and their two children.
June 28, 2013
I am in shock to learn of Nicolas passing it is a very sad day for all who were fortunate to have known Nicolas. Nicolas loved to talk about his beautiful children and wife he truly was a humanitarian a great person R.I.P

My thoughts go to his family. I wish you strength

June 10, 2013
He was a wonderful person I so sorry to hear of his passing my thought go out to his wife and children let them find strength during difficulty time

C. Nicolas
May 22, 2013
I had just met Nicolas in December about opening a IRA and I got immediately impressed by his kindness, his character, his open mindedness and generosity and the overall very nice energy that he had. He would ask me questions about my music business and was genuinely interested. I quickly felt safe and comfortable to be one of his clients, and looking forward for more encounters.

I was blown away and very sad today when I learned this tragic event. I have no words to describe it. My thoughts go to his family, wife and children. I wish them courage and strength.
A friend and client
May 09, 2013
So sorry to hear this very sad news!

Nicolas was a very nice, helpful, professional and friendly person.

He was so proud of his children and family.

We will miss him.

Our thoughts go to his family. We wish you a lot of strength.
A friend of Nicolas
May 09, 2013
I am missing the words. He was an exceptional person. Our prayers are with his family.
A friend of Nicolas
May 08, 2013
Please correct the date.

Nicolas was a very special man! Kind and so willing to help or connect whoever he could! Also teach and his patience was exemplary.

May he rest in peace and may god help his family through this tragedy.

A friend of Nicolas
May 08, 2013
This is heartbreaking, so sad and way too soon. What a special person he was! May he rest in peace.