Marilyn Antonakos, 82 of Princeton died Monday, April 23, 2018 at the University Medical Center at Princeton. A long-time resident of Princeton, Marilyn was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Marilyn was a successful business woman and part owner of the Nassau Diner with her former husband N. John Antonakos, until 1979. Marilyn continued her career in restaurant management until 1982 when she received her real estate broker’s license and was employed by Weichert Realtors in Princeton, N.J. An avid knitter, Marilyn created her own product line, “Scarves by Clema.” Marilyn will be remembered for her encouragement, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and love of animals. She rescued many dogs, providing them a loving home whenever she could. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Collins. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Antonakos; son and daughter-in-law, John M. and Gail S. Antonakos; grandchildren, Donald Collins III (Michelle), Kendra Klein (Jordan), Alicia Watson (Jeffrey), Susan and Nathan LaMoreaux; and four great grandchildren. Many of Marilyn’s fondest memories were of time spent with her children and their families at the New Jersey shore. Arrangements are under the direction of Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 5 pm, with visitation starting at 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to S.A.V.E. Animal Shelter, 1010 Route 601, Skillman NJ 08558, email@example.com.
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