Milton “Uncle Milty” Nicholaides Print


Milton Nicholaides

Retired Owner of the former Marie’s Oyster House in Lowell;
 Milton “Uncle Milty” Nicholaides, 94, of Lowell, a well known local businessman, died Monday evening at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Georgia (Retalis) Nicholaides who died in 2001.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 6, 1922, a son of the late Nicholas and the late Vasiliki (Stromboulos) Nicholaides, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
 A veteran of World War II, he proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Force during the Battle of Guam.
 For over 30 years Uncle Milty was the owner and operator of Marie's Oyster House in Lowell, a well known seafood restaurant.
 A member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church for many years he was a member of the church Men's Guild. He was also a member of the Passe Temps Club.
 An avid Boston sports fan, Milton also enjoyed U/Mass Lowell Hockey. However his true passion was boxing. He attended the Golden Gloves for years but also followed professional boxing as well. Among his friends he was considered an accomplished historian about boxing.
 Milton is survived by his daughter Valerie Finneral and her husband Patrick of Lowell; his son Stephen G. Nicholaides and his wife Kathleen Sweeney of Chelmsford; a grandson John S. Nicholaides of Chelmsford; two sisters Joan Pappas and Mary Nicholaides both of Lowell; a brother Harry Nicholaides and his wife Julie of Brockton, MA; his goddaughter Andrea Natsios of Waltham; and many nieces and nephews.
 The members of the Nicholaides family wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Willow Manor for the compassion and care given to their father.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 tom7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service Saturday morning at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church at 10:30 A.M. Burial will follow in Westlawn II. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854 or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Condolences (4)
  • Richard Georgeou  - Marie's Oyster House
    I remember going to Marie's every Friday. The besr fried haddock! Miltie will be missed. May his memory be eternal. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. Richard Georgeou Hudson,NH
  • Dennis Mathewson  - Words of Comfort
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find the promise that God will remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: "Search: Comfort)
  • g. landry  - milton
    Thinking of all the memories we had on Middlesex st apt. Our hearts are with all of you. So sorry for your loss. The Landry Family
  • Donna Pelton  - Milton Nicholaides
    Val & Steve, My sincerest condolences to you both. So glad I have great memories of both your mom & dad & especially Marie's & of course the fish mobile. He was a great man & will always remember celebrating Greaster with him & all the wonderful food we would eat and I would always win the egg game we would play at the dining room table. Love, Donna
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