Nicole S. Golden made her transition to heaven peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones at her childhood home in Mt. Vernon, on December 30, 2021, after succumbing to medical issues she developed over the past few years. Nicole entered this world on December 13, 1980. Anyone who was blessed with the opportunity to have met Nicole knew at that moment she was the kind of person that they would remember forever . Nicole had a way about her that no matter what the circumstances that brought her into your life, just spending a brief amount of time with her would forever leave a positive impact on your life. Nicole’s infectious smile, bubbly personality, and pragmatic views on life could brighten up even the cloudiest of days. Nicole’s witty sarcasm and hilarious sense of humor always made her stand out in the crowd. Trustworthy, loyal and confident were a few of the many gifts Nicole gave to those who were lucky enough to have her friendship. She would be there to help her friends through the hard times and help them celebrate the good times. Nicole enjoyed spending time with friends and loved spending time with her mom and brother. They shared many special times together watching movies, playing cards or simply enjoying quality time together just hanging out. Nicole shared a bond with her mother that was one-of-a-kind, she had many friends, but her mother was her best friend. They created many wonderful memories while on their mother/daughter adventures. Their adventures together ranged from taking the train to Boston for the day to a week-long trip to New Orleans. Their most favorite memories were spent relaxing at the beach to work on their tans. Nicole always won the “Best Tan Contest” which was a yearly competition she had with her mom and brother. Nicole was preceded in death by her father Ferrell R. Golden who was there to welcome her through Heaven's gate. Nicole is survived by her mother Mattie Lapan, stepfather Gene Lapan, brother Jason "Bub" Golden, his partner Kimberly Bernier and their children Owen, Sophia and Xander; Nicole’s spoiled cat Orange Juice, her second NaNa Rose Magee, her childhood friends Aubrey Previer, Lesley “Lele” Smith, Jason Harris, and countless other special friends along with many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Nicole will always be loved, remembered and missed by all who knew her, yet we can all take solace knowing some day we'll be together again. A celebration of life will be held at a later time and date which is still to be determined.