Martha Nicholoulias, 93

Nov. 28, 1923 - Sept. 15, 2017
Martha Nicholoulias,  Nov. 28, 1923 - Sept. 15, 2017

Martha Nicholoulias, who with her husband followed her sister and brother-in-law to Montauk after they retired there in the 1970s, died in her sleep at home on Sept. 15. She was 93 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

In 1978, after retiring from teaching elementary school, Ms. Nicholoulias began living in Montauk year round, but continued to work, both as a licensed real estate broker and in the attendant’s booth at Montauk Point State Park. She lived in a building at the Montauk Downs golf course and managed the homeowners’ association there. 

She was a member of the Montauk Community Church and a volunteer with its women’s guild, and also helped out at the hamlet’s senior nutrition center.

Born in Manhattan on Nov. 28, 1923, to the former Alexandra Georgiadis and Michael Koleoglou, who had come here from Greece, she grew up in the city and earned a B.A. in education from Hunter College. She moved to Far Rockaway to teach there and worked in the school office as well.

Her husband, Peter Nicholoulias, died some time ago. They had twin sons, one of whom, Michael Nicholoulias of Montauk, survives. Her sister, Aster Stein, also survives, as do six nephews and a niece. “Also, many friends and families that loved her and will miss her,” her sister wrote.

Ms. Nicholoulias donated her body to the Department of Anatomical Sciences at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Her ashes will be scattered in the ocean at Ditch Plain next spring; the Rev. Bill Hoffmann of the Community Church will preside.

Donations in her memory have been suggested to the Montauk Community Church, P.O. Box 698, Montauk 11954, or the Montauk Community Senior Nutrition Center, P.O. Box 1612, Montauk.