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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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