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Maria Banos

Maria Banos, 88, formerly of West Pittston, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in Wesley Village.

Born in Anogia, Sparta, Greece on December 27, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Pota and Elia Panagakos Xidia.

She was a graduate of High School in Sparta, Greece.

Maria and her late husband, Peter Banos, owned and operated the Pittston Shoe Repair and Hat Cleaning Business which Peter’s father had started.

Maria was a kind and loving individual and will be truly missed.

Maria was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and its Philoptochos Club where she had served as a former officer.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister Vasiliki Xidia; and a brother, Antoni Xidia.

She is survived by a sister, Voula Polihronakos, Canada; numerous nieces and nephews.

Religious Services will be Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 11am in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross Street, Wilkes-Barre. Friends and family may pay their respects from 10am-11am, in the church. Interment, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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Rebecca Snarski
Rebecca Snarski
Dec 05, 2021

Maria was simply a beautiful person, I am so glad i had the pleasure of taking care of Maria for a few years. She not only was my client she was my friend.. introducing me to her family and sharing and creating memories with me. I will miss her sense of humor and her smile. Shopping and conversations a weeking habit for the two of us...Her love for Peter ( her husband) was endless, may she finally be at peace with the love of her life. God Bless family and all who knew her, may peace, love and healing be with you ❤

~Many blessings, Rebecca Snarski


Sep 09, 2021

Simply a wonderful wife, wonderful daughter-in law to my Grandmother and Grandfather, a wonderful Aunt to all my cousins and myself, just a beautiful lady. Now she is at peaceful rest.

The Bible has a wonderful hope for those who have passed away. Jesus Christ said these words in the Gospel account of John 5:28,29

"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life."

For Aunt Maria great days ahead. - Nephew Chris


Sep 09, 2021

May her memory be eternal!

My husband and I met Maria several years ago when we first started attending services at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. She was always so nice and welcoming! Though we did not know her well, we mourn her passing. Our condolences to her family.

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