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Nickolas J. Pappas

Cape Elizabeth - Nicholas John Pappas, 89, passed away peacefully on Jan. 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Nick was born on Aug. 9, 1929, in Portland to John Nicholas[1] and Chrysula (Coucouvitis[2]

) Pappas, both immigrants from Livadi, Greece. He graduated from Deering High School in 1947, Governor Dummer Academy in 1948 and Harvard in 1952. Following college, Nick joined his father in the family restaurant, The Puritan, on Congress Street in Portland. After closing the restaurant in the early 1970s, he pursued his passion in the stock market and worked as a stockbroker at Advest and Livada Securities until his retirement. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and a former member of the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club for many years. Outside of work, Nick was an avid reader and Sudoku-solver who enjoyed skiing and going to his grandchildren's events. Most of all, he loved being with his family, especially at his beloved summer home at Pine Point Beach. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nicoletta (Kitsis) Pappas; and children, Chrys Pappas and husband, Michael Ginter, of Vienna, Austria, John N. Pappas and wife, Kathy, Andrea Pappas Pellechia and husband, Geoffrey, and Alexia Pappas and husband, Philip Coupe, all of Cape Elizabeth, and 11 grandchildren: Leandros and Eleni Ginter, Alexia, Talia, and Nikko Pappas, Nicholas, Andrew and Jack Pellechia and Nicoletta, Philip, and Dimitri Coupe. He also leaves his sister, Vasiliki (Zeffo) Demopoulos; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.A funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant St., Portland on Monday, January 14, at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Evergreen Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland. In lieu of flowers,donations in his memorymay be made to:Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant Street, Portland, ME 04101, or South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, ME 04106

published 12 Jan 2019 by Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.

[1] John K.Pappas: 21 Jun 1892 - 06 Jan 1963

[1] Chrysula Coucouvitis: 16 Oct 1907 - 04 Feb 1991