Nick Samaras, 87, of Tinton Falls, formerly of Eatontown, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018. Nick was predeceased by his daughter, Kathleen Samaras. Beloved husband of 37 years of Mary Carol Samaras. Loving father of James C. Samaras and wife Barbara, Nick Samaras, Christine Picard and husband Kenneth and Suzanne M. Carey and husband Lewis Serio. Cherished grandfather of Cheryl Massie, Carol Marelli and April Rucki and great-grandfather of 6 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Caring brother of the late George Samaras and his surviving wife Kathleen, Peter Samaras and his surviving wife Virginia, Ralph Christian and Joseph Christian. Born in Long Island, NY, Nick grew up in Red Bank. Upon his graduation from Red Bank High School, Nick went to work at his father’s restaurant, the Blue Jay Diner in Eatontown. Years later, Nick built, owned and operated Triple S Bar and Liquors alongside his brothers George and Pete for over 30 years. In his retirement, Nick worked with the Monmouth County Park System at their various golf courses since he loved golfing. He was also an avid sportsman and enjoyed the outdoors, especially going on hunting and fishing trips to Maine. Nick also loved traveling to the Lake George area every year. A lover of animals, Nick was devoted to his pets, especially his dogs, Molly and MacDuff. Family and friends may visit Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Braun Funeral Home, 106 Broad Street, Eatontown. Funeral Mass Friday, 10:00am at the Church of St. Dorothea in Eatontown, followed by entombment at Holmdel Cemetery in Holmdel.