West Yarmouth, MA
Nicholas E. Pappas of West Yarmouth passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 after a brief illness. Nicholas was born and raised in Brighton, MA and graduated from Brighton High School.
After high school, Nicholas served in the Korean War. He was a member of the 8th Army, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regiment, Company H. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. Upon his return from service, he took over the family restaurant business in Boston and successfully owned and operated the business until his semi-retirement in the mid-1970’s, at which time he moved to South Yarmouth. He remained active by building several homes, including his own, and partaking in numerous home improvement projects for family and friends. He was the consummate entrepreneur and was always looking for the “next deal”.
During his lifetime he owned and operated airplanes, motorcycles, boats, and autos, including a Ford Model T. There wasn’t anything he could not fix, cook, or any friend that he would not help. Whether a church playground, tree house, built-in grill, plumbing or electrical job, or just digging a hole, he was always up for the task. He travelled to, and spent time with family and friends in Greece, Argentina, Mexico and Puerto Rico. He took great pleasure in gatherings with family and friends including his renown lamb and pig roasts, which he artfully prepared. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman and enjoyed classical music.
Nicholas was truly “one of a kind” and affectionally known by many as “Uncle Nick”. He had a good long run and will be deeply missed by those who loved him.
He is predeceased by his parents, Miltiades and Panula Pappas, and his brother, Stephen E. Pappas. He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia O’Shea-Pappas, his brother, Vasilios Pappas and his wife Bea of Salem, NH and Sanibel, FL, his sister, Catherine Pappas of Aix-en-Provence, France, two daughters, three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and countless close friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday November 1st from 4 – 7pm at Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Dr., So. Yarmouth. A Funeral Service will be on Friday Nov. 2nd at 10 am at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Centerville. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701.