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Lillie Hatton Bakalis  

On Tuesday September 4, 2018 Lillie Hatton Bakalis passed away peacefully. Born in Brooksville, Florida in 1927 to James and Alice Hatton. She earned her BA from Florida State University and shortly after moved to Washington, DC where she worked for the Stars and Stripes Newspaper at Walter Reed. In 1952 she married the love of her life, Jimmy Bakalis.
Over the years she dedicated her time to several charities including serving on the Board of Directors of the Philoptochos Society of Saint Sophia. Many of her charities included participating in the Meals on Wheels program. A large part of her life was dedicated to the Daughters of Penelope and she was a Charter Member of Arion Chapter 298 where she served as President several times, and was District 3 Governor. She was honored as "National Penelope" of the year.
Lillie loved to travel, spend summers in Ocean City but mostly loved her family. She is preceded in death by her husband James, and survived by two daughters, Barbara Bakalis and Linda Pinkston (Mark); two grandsons, Aaron (Jen) and Ryan; and two great granddaughters, Parker and Ever.
Services will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 701 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905 with viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. and services beginning at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Aspen Hill, MD.
The family suggests any contributions in honor of Lillie may be made to Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Catherdral in Washington, DC or Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Silver Spring, MD.

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 10, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home
11800 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE | Silver Spring, MD 20904 | (301) 622-2290
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