Nicholas G. Makrys, 96, of Marion passed away peacefully on Friday October 18, 2019 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Anastasia (Karalekas) Makrys.
Born September 25, 1923 in Malden MA, he was the son of the late George and Angeline Makrys. He was raised in Onset, graduated from Wareham High School, and lived in Marion since 1974.
He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Mr. Makrys and his late brothers, James & Peter, owned and operated Dainty Maid Ice Cream and Restaurant in Wareham for many years. They were most known for their brightly colored fleet of ice cream trucks, homemade ice cream and novelties, which were seen from Wareham and throughout Cape Cod.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force and held the position of crew chief on a B-24 Liberator. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Wareham. Nick believed in constant learning and enjoyed challenging himself with new skills. To that end, he was successful in obtaining both his Real Estate and Certified Financial Planning licenses. Nick was an avid sports fan, and he especially enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing the drums, woodworking, and photography. He was a skilled poker player and enjoyed his trips to Foxwoods Resort and Casino. Most of all he loved his family and instilled in his children strong values that have served them well. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Nick is survived by his children, George and Pamela Makrys; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, James G. Makrys and Peter G. Makrys.
His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday October 24, 2019 at 11 am at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Cross Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday October 23, 2019 from 4-7 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 79411, Dartmouth, MA 02747. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.