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Obituary: Genevieve ‘Ginger’ Nowak memorial service Friday in Denver

Former Breckenridge resident Genevieve “Ginger” DiDominica Nowak passed away on Nov. 16 at the age 68. Ginger was a popular longtime resident whose flamboyant character and inimitable speaking style enlivened the atmosphere of the Breckenridge bars and restaurants where she worked.

Ginger will be remembered for her generosity and sense of humor.

An accomplished cook, Ginger hosted holiday gatherings where guests were treated to memorable Italian cuisine, accompanied by entertainment that included her colorful colloquialisms. She was famous for “Ginja’s mixed metaphors” such as, “I was born last night, but it wasn’t yesterday;” and of course, the ever-popular – “six of one, two dozen of another.”

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island, N.Y., Nowak moved to Colorado in 1975 and resided in Breckenridge until 1996 when she moved to Denver.

She is survived by her sister, Joann Lombardo; and three nephews – Joseph, 41, Michael, 40, and Robert, 36; all of New York.

Memorial services will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Church, 1400 Lafayette St. in Denver. Lunch and refreshments will follow.