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LOIS ATHENA (METRAKAS) NIONAKIS

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LOIS ATHENA (METRAKAS) NIONAKIS Obituary
NIONAKIS, Lois Athena (Metrakas) Beloved Mother & Grandmother And proud matriarch of her family, Lois passed away in Nashua, NH, at the age of 79. She leaves her devoted daughters, Maria Stephanos and Nicole Kieser, her beautiful grandchildren, Isabella and Liam and her beloved, Red Sox. Lois grew up in Dorchester, attended Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls and later moved to Milton, where her parents, Theodore and Mary Metrakas owned the Metrakas Deli, a fixture on Pleasant Street in Milton. She went on to attend the Cambridge School of Business and later worked at MIT Instrumentation Laboratory where she worked on the Space program. But the most important job to Lois was being a devoted wife and mother raising her daughters in Groveland, Mass. That's where she carried on her father's tradition of faithfully walking up to 8 miles a day. She also made sure she told anybody and everybody she met about how proud she was of her daughters Maria and Nicole. Lois was as passionate about her family as she was about the Red Sox, the Celtics, and the Patriots, in that order. Her indomitable spirit will live on in every single person who had the privilege of knowing her. In addition to her daughters and her grandchildren, she leaves behind her two beloved sons-in-law, Dale Charles Stephanos and David Michael Kieser, her brother, Christos Metrakas and his wife Maryann, her sister, Elaine Krommydas and husband Father Nick Krommydas and brother, Charles Metrakas and his wife Eugenia, her beloved aunt, Daphne Tsanotelis, her sister-in-law Theodora Metrakas who was married to Lois' late brother Paul, several nieces and nephews and a network of dear friends including Linda Trowbridge. To honor Lois' memory, her family asks that you clip and save this obituary. She was a voracious newspaper reader and had a habit of clipping and saving obituaries. Her empathy knew no bounds. Family and friends are invited to her funeral service at Saint Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street, Braintree, Wednesday, November 30 with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM and the service at 11:00 AM. Burial services will be private. Dolan Funeral Home, MILTON, is assisting the Nionakis family. www.dolanfuneral.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 29, 2016
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