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Georgenes, Nicholas G.

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Nicholas Georgenes, 78, of Walpole died suddenly and peacefully at 10 AM, Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at The Ellis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Norwood, Massachusetts. He was born on July 20, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts. The son of George and Victoria (Athanasopoulos) Georgenes, Nicholas spent his childhood in Roxbury, before becoming a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain for most of his adult life. In his retirement, Nicholas became a resident of Walpole, Massachusetts.

After graduating high school, Nicholas and his brother Charlie went to work with their father at the family restaurant, The Victoria Diner which was founded in 1949. For over half a century Nicholas tirelessly served patrons of Boston and beyond as The Victoria Diner stood as a landmark in the hearts and minds of all who frequented the family owned business.

Between being a full time restaurateur and dedicated family man, Nicholas never hesitated to give back to his community. Some of the charities and organizations that have benefitted from Nick’s generosity include, but are not limited to, the West Roxbury-Dorchester Masonic Lodge AF & AM, Shriners Hospital, Perkins School for the Blind, Rosie’s Place and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England. Nick also served as past president of the Newmarket Business Association.

Nicholas’ sense of civic duty was rivaled only by his sense of humor. He never hesitated to don a Santa Claus suit in July to bring smiles to the young patients at the Shriners Hospital. He happily obliged when asked to dress up as a Burlesque dancer and prance around a stage at a musical revue for the spectacle and benefit of his church. Community always came first for Nicholas even at the expense of his dignity. His spirit for community and helping others remains inspiring.

Nicholas enjoyed playing tennis with friends, cooking, good restaurants, traveling, the beach and sitting down with a good book. Combining several of these activities into a single experience was often successful for Nicholas.

Nicholas is survived by his wife Mary; daughter, Ann; sons, George and Chris; sister, Helen; brother, Charles; his grandchildren Zoe, Robert, William , Andrea , Theodore, Nicholas and Alexandra and many close friends.

If you measure the quality of life based on the love of friends and family, then Nicholas lived a very blessed life.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015 from 4 to 8PM at 649 High St. Westwood.  Relatives and friends will attend his funeral service on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10AM at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 57 Brown St. in Weston followed by interment in Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Vivian Gerfo
    April 9th, 2015 | 8:23 pm

    When our daughters attended Emmanuel College together this wonderful Big – hearted man and his wife Mary, took our daughter under their wings. We were so grateful for their care and love! The world is a better place because Nick was in it. We are so sad that he is gone….our hearts go out to Mary, Ann and all the family.

  2. Betty Emanuel
    April 10th, 2015 | 7:01 pm

    So sorry to hear of Nicks passing. May his memory be eternal. He had such a wonderful sense of humor and we will always remember him that way.
    Betty Emanuel
    Punta Gorda Florida

  3. graffeo
    April 12th, 2015 | 9:43 am

    we will miss you…..and your smile….

  4. Marissa Gamble
    April 12th, 2015 | 9:37 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. I will never forget my “Boston Dad” and all the wonderful times we spent together. How he drove me to all my dental appointments in Boston and opened the restaurant to all of us on parents weekend. Such a beautiful man. He will be missed by many. Sending all of you lots of love and comfort.

  5. Anita Tsiagras
    April 12th, 2015 | 9:55 pm

    So sad to lose Uncle Nick. I have so many fond memories of him from the time I was a little girl until recently in the nursing home. I especially will miss his stories. The best ones were the stories of his growing up with my mother and Uncle Charlie…Yiayia threatening them with the “pandofolo”, making them all drink castor oil and all of their escapades in the neighborhood. Such wonderfully close siblings…such wonderful family times and memories…His was truly a life well-lived.

  6. Former Roxbury Resident
    April 13th, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    After an evening out, the Diner was the place to go, will always have fond memories of the Victoria Diner.

  7. West Roxbury-Dorchester Lodge
    April 14th, 2015 | 10:33 am

    May his memory be eternal. If you need anything please contact the Lodge.

    We would like to keep in contact with you and his family.

    Bob Khouri
    West Roxbury-Dorchester Lodge

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