Diakos, Maxine (nee Balasis), 75, of Little Falls, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Nicholas E. Diakos who passed away December 23, 2011. Loving mother of Tina Diakos Ammendola and the late Emmanuel N. Diakos (1994) and Pauline Diakos-Jimenez (2015). Adoring grandmother of 6 grandchildren. Dear sister of Peter Balasis.
Born in Greece, Maxine lived in Little Falls for the past 54 years. She was the proprietor of the Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove for 18 years. Prior to that Maxine and her husband Nicholas were owners of the Clairmont Diner and Clairmont Chateau. Maxine was a member of St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Clifton.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 4 - 7 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. There will be a service at the funeral home at 5:30 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10 AM at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 818 Valley Road, Clifton. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, NJ.