Peabody — Georgia Pomakis, 90, of Danvers and formerly of Peabody, died Tuesday morning with her family by her side at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Alden Katsoulas for six years and the late Charles Pomakis for 36 years.
Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late John and Constantina (Papandonis) Scoulogenis. She was raised and educated in Lynn and lived in Peabody for many years until she moved to Danvers in August.
Georgia was a veteran of World War II who served with the United States Navy as a coder and a censor with the Pacific Fleet in San Francisco, CA until her honorable discharge in 1945. Following the war, Georgia was first employed as a hairdresser for many years before being employed with the city of Peabody as a special education teacher’s aide at the Higgins Middle School, and she was also an aide at the Lakeside School in Peabody before she finally retired.
Georgia was very active in the community; she was a member of the American Legion Lillian Jennings Post 243 in Lynn, one of the only “all-women” posts in America; St. Vasilios Philoptohos in Peabody; Forever Young Club at St. George’s Church in Lynn and was a longtime volunteer for the Council on Aging in Peabody. She also enjoyed traveling throughout the world and Europe, and she loved to read.
Georgia proudly and patriotically traveled to Washington, D.C. with many other veterans for the dedication of the World War II Memorial. Georgia was also present in her hometown of Lynn for the groundbreaking and dedication of the Women’s Veterans’ Memorial. She was a woman before her time, and her legacy will quietly live on in every woman who enlists in the United States Navy.
Georgia was a talented artist who won several awards and worked mostly in oils. She was on the Board of Directors of the Swampscott Arts Association and had displayed her artwork at many locations, including the Swampscott and Salem public libraries.
Georgia is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Katsoulas) and her husband, Speros Zakas, of Salem, and Paula (Pomakis) and her husband, Pasquale Marinaro, of Pittsfield; her siblings, Daniel Genis of Marblehead and Catherine Scoulogenis of Salem; four grandchildren, Nicholas Zakas of Mountain View, CA; Dr. Gregory Zakas of Scottsdale, AZ; Jacob Brundige and his wife, Dawn, of Salem, and Leah Brundige of Goyang, South Korea.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by her Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3 until 7 p.m. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy can be made in her name to the St. Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Rd., Ashland, MT 59003, or the St. Vasilios Bell Tower Fund, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960. For directions and online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.