Nicholas W. Marathas Was Island Restaurateur

Nicholas W. Marathas of Natick and Martha's Vineyard died July 16 at his Oak Bluffs residence. He was 82. Mr. Marathas, born in Lowell, was owner of Nick's Lighthouse Restaurant in Oak Bluffs for 30 years.

During his retirement years he drove a tour bus for Island Transportation for 22 years. Nick was the most requested tour driver because of the unique style, knowledge and irrepressible humor that he incorporated in his tour excursions.

He is survived by his wife, Stella (Barakas) Marathas; his children, Bill Marathas of Randolph, Ginny Gianellis-McDonough of Plymouth and Lisa Sarle of Maynard; his siblings, Mary Giosmas of Cambridge, Arthur Marathas of Winthrop, Alexandra Mastrangello of Framingham, Kay Zaglakas of Wellesley, Steve Marathas of Natick and Georgia Cosmopoulos of Framingham, and his grandchildren, Nicole, Jason, Renee, Nicholas G., Jarrod, Jimmy, Gregory, Stephen, Alex, Evan, Justin and Nicholas.

Funeral services were held from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home in Wellesley on Saturday, July 19, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral service in St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 57 Brown street, Weston. Interment was at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellesley.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Hospice of Martha's Vineyard. P.O. Box 1357, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.