Greek-American Nicolas S. Genakos from Lowell, MA Is Mourned

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LOWELL, MA – Nicolas S. Genakos, age 97, a longtime resident of Lowell, MA, passed away peacefully at the Northwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Lowell.

He was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Jacobs) Genakos.

Born in Lowell, MA on October 29,1923 a son of the late Sarantos and Evdokia (Nicopoulos) Genakos. He attended Lowell Public Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School where he was a standout player on the football team.

He was a veteran of WW II serving in the United States Marine Corps and was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal and the Certificate of Satisfactory Service.

Nick had worked as a Massachusetts correction officer for many years, retiring as the Warden of MCI Concord. After retiring he was called to serve as the Superintendent of Walla Walla State Prison in Washington.

He had also been the owner of Nick's Coin Shop located in the Highlands section of Lowell.

Mr. Genakos had served as the President of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. He was very instrumental in rebuilding the new church that was relocated to Dracut, MA following the big fire at the former church in Lowell.

His survivors include his daughter, Donna Lee (Genakos) Cloutier and her husband Paul R. Cloutier of Tyngsborough, MA. His three granddaughters, Darcey L. Price (who shares the same birth date as her grandfather) and her husband Malcolm of Hudson, NH, Daphne L. Serwatka of Pepperell, MA, and Destiny L. Murphy and her husband Brian of Fremont, NH, along with their son Branden, Nick's great grandson. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews

He was predeceased by his sister, Helen Mally and his brothers, Peter, Harry, Theodore and George Genakos.

Due to current restrictions Nicolas's services were Private. Donations in Memory of Nicolas may be made to the charity of your choice.