Mass. father, 3 sons graduate together yet again

Saturday May 19, 2012

BOSTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts man and his three sons are celebrating their third graduation together, this time walking away with Master in Business Administration degrees.

Sixty-nine-year-old Thomas Demakes and his sons on Saturday received their degrees from Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School.

His eldest son, 34-year-old Elias Demakes, says his father would sometime lecture the class and the professor.

The father says that is because he has real-world experience as the owner of meat-manufacturing business known as Old Neighborhood Foods in Lynn.

The sons work with their father.

The father and sons, including 32-year-old Timothy and 31-year-old Andrew, enrolled in the business school part time five years ago and tool the same classes.

They previously graduated together from a two-year real estate appraiser's license program and a three-year commercial real estate program.


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