Nicholas Markantonis, 1960-2023

January 6, 1960 – November 8, 2023

See Former Belmont restaurateur who owned Estia Greek eateries on Cape Cod has died

MARKANTONIS, Nicholas Age 63, of Mashpee, MA, passed away on November 8, 2023. Beloved husband of Catherine (Latzanakis) Markantonis. Beloved son of the late Rev. Fr. Stanley N. and the late Presbytera Helen S. (Sgouros) Markantonis. Devoted father of Stelios Markantonis, Alessandra Gavin and her husband, Joseph and Demetri Markantonis. Cherished grandfather of Daphne Gavin. Loving brother of Athena Halkiotis and the late Vicky S. Markantonis. Son-in-law of JoAnn Latzanakis and the late Jordan Latzanakis. Brother-in-law of Stephen and Sandy Latzanakis, Henry Nakkashian and Maria and Robert Becerra. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Nick grew up in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 1977. At the age of 19 years old Nick became an entrepreneur when he purchased Brothers Pizza in Cushing Square in 1979. He met his wife, Catherine, shortly after, while she was working on the same block as a hairdresser at Lords and Ladys. The couple raised their family in Belmont while running Brothers for over 35 years. Later in life, he and Catherine relocated to Cape Cod full time to open Estia, an upscale Greek restaurant in Mashpee and later in Falmouth as well. Nick will be remembered there for his hands on leadership, his sense of humor, his unwavering optimism and, most importantly, the care he showed for his many employees. Nick’s recent years were full of joy spending time in Cape Cod, Florida and Greece with his family and close friends. May his memory be eternal. Funeral Services on Monday, November 13, at 11 am, in the Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, MA. Visitation will be held in the church prior to the Funeral Services from 9-11 AM. Burial in Great Neck Woods Cemetery, Mashpee. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the above named church. For online guestbook, please visit Faggas Funeral Home, Inc. 800-222-2586

Published by Boston Globe from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11, 2023.

Nick Markantonis proprietor of Estia Greek restaurants dies at 63 – by Joanna K. Tzouvelis

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From Faggas Funeral Home
From the Belmont Citizen-Herald
Nick Markantonis and his son, Demetri.
photo/Demetri Markantonis
Nick Markantonis and Ted Demetriades in Naples, Florida
Nick Markantonis (right) and his good friend, Steve Fox.
Photo/Steve Fox
Nick Markantonis in Crete, Greece.
Photo/Demetri Markantonis
Nick Markantonis (far left) with best friends Richie Lane (former Belmont Assistant Police Chief, far right) and Dante Muzzioli (center).
Nick and Catherine Markantonis (far right) with friends Dante and Janet Muzzioli in Crete, Greece.
Nick and Catherine Markantonis in 2013 at their former restaurant in Belmont, Mark and Toni’s Coal Fired Pizza. Wicked Local Photo/Joanna Tzouvelis
Nick Markantonis and his restaurant, Estia in Falmouth, was featured on “The Phantom Gourmet” in May 2021.
Photo from The Phantom Gourmet