BORDENTOWN, NJ -- The iconic Mastoris Diner in Bordentown is mourning the loss of its founding matriarch Mary Mastoris, who passed away at her Hightstown on Saturday at the age of 98.  Matoris announced the passing of Mary via social media on Tuesday.   

Mary, along with her husband Nicholas, started Mastoris Diner in 1961.  The Diner became an iconic eatery known for its expansive menu including their famous cheese and cinnamon bread that welcomes every table of guests. With its close proximity to Trenton, New Jersey's political who's-who are often seen meeting and greeting at a table or booth. 

According to her obituary, Mary was born in Perth Amboy and then moved to Hightstown at the age of five.  Mary volunteered for countless Hightstown and religious organizations over 70 years including the Hightstown Friday Club, Garden Club, Women’s Club, Bridge Club, Manasquan River Golf Club, Peddie Golf Club, and the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton. 

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She is survived by her three sons, Alex, Michael and James; her five grandchildren, Nicholas, Michelle, Nicholas, Anthony and Maria; her six great-grandchildren, Tara, Alannah, Alexander, Elizabeth, Michael Nicholas and Melina Rose; and her five great-great-grandchildren, May-Claire, Christopher, Teresa, Ryley and Regan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Mary Mastoris to the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619.  Arrangements are under the direction of Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown, NJ.

Due to the current temporary regulations in our state and nation, current services will be held privately.

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