Konstantinos A. ‘Kosta’ Dimakis, 56, Worked at Family-Owned Mark’s Deli

Konstantinos A. Dimakis, 56, known by many as Kosta, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on March 5 at the Lawrence General Hospital.

He was born on May 24, 1964 in Chios, Greece. Dimakis and his family immigrated to the United States in 1975 and settled in Haverhill. He was a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill. He graduated from Haverhill High School in 1979 and then joined the family business that his father Antonios worked so hard to establish, Mark's Deli, a popular family diner in downtown Haverhill. He worked many years next to his father and his two brothers, Nick and Stavros. He was loved by so many of the regular customers at the diner and always had a way to make everyone smile and laugh.

Dimakis married his first love, Jennifer (White) Dimakis, in October 1988. They went on to have two boys, Antonios and Nathan. Their two sons were the light of their lives. Sadly, his wife Jennifer passed away at age 42. She fought a courageous battle to cancer and passed on Mother's Day in May 2007.

He was a huge sports fan and loved all New England sports. His favorite sport, which he enjoyed with his wife and children was NASCAR. He enjoyed going each year to Loudon with family and friends. Dimakis was a member of the Haverhill Elks Club for many years and made many friends that became his extended family. He had the gift to make everyone laugh and was always known to tell silly stories and jokes.

His family members include his cherished his two sons Antonios Dimakis of Taunton, and Nathan Dimakis of Haverhill, loving father Antonios Dimakis of Haverhill and his predeceased, beautiful mother Evdokia Dimakis, two brothers Nikolaos Dimakis and wife Maria Dimakis of Taunton and Stavros Dimakis and wife Julie Dimakis of Haverhill, sister in-law Rachel Koch and husband Dennis of Tennessee and sister in-law Teresa Chrimes and husband Bill of New Hampshire. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews who will miss him tremendously.

The Dimakis family would like to say thank you to all the medical staff that took great care of him while he was sick. Thank you to those who always came to see Dimakis, and to those who always called and asked how he was. May his memory be eternal.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, March 10, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main St., Haverhill from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Graveside services will follow in the Dimakis Family Lot of Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the High Point Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830.