Diane Keritsis Mayorga died on October 11, 2018 in Holiday, Florida, after a valiant battle with a long illness.
Diane was born on January 26, 1955 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Stella and Dennis Keritsis.
Diane spent the last three decades in Holiday, FL with her beloved family and friends. Her Greek cooking was only surpassed by her Greek dancing. A cup of coffee and a friend or two made for an evening of great conversation.
She will be greatly missed by her mother, Stella Keritsis, brother, George Keritsis, and her children, Sia Mayorga, Wilmington, NC and Stephanie Barrus, Holiday, FL, who were the light of her life. Much of her time and passion was devoted to her grandchildren, Annie, Owen, Sayed, Gabriel and Zoe.
Diane was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Keritsis, and granddaughters, Elizabeth and Dianna.
Services are private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that monetary gifts be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church, 608 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.
She was so very proud of her grandchildren who serve as altar boys and their active participation in the Hellenic culture. She reminisced often about seeing her grandson Sayed, perform in the Hellenic Dance Festival in January. She was so filled with pride at their accomplishments. Please note on the memo: Donation in memory of Diane for â€œNea Smyrni dance troupeâ€.
Diane was very thankful for her fantastic friends, Joanne and Chuck Mangos, and Paulina Vasilakos, that were a constant support in her life until the very end. Her family extends sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff and management of Gulfside Hospice Care for their compassion toward Diane.