Businessman, sons take learning to next degree
When Thomas Demakes’s three sons walk across the stage to receive their diplomas from Suffolk University on Saturday, he will not be sitting in the audience with other proud parents. Instead, he will be joining his sons as all four receive their MBAs. For the past five years, Demakes and sons Elias, Timothy, and Andrew have spent many evenings in class. Father and sons took every class together while working full time at their family-owned meat company, Old Neighborhood Foods in Lynn.