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Barbara, Linda, Mark, Aaron, Jen, Ryan, Parker, Ever and Luke want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and condolences.
OBITUARY

Lillie Hatton Bakalis

November 21, 1927September 4, 2018
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Lillie Hatton Bakalis

On Tuesday September 14, 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 D.C. where she worked for the Stars and Stripes 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 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, Linda Pinkston (Mark) two Grandsons, Aaron (Jen) and Ryan and two Great Granddaughters, Parker and Ever.

Services will be held at Saint's Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 701 Norwood Road, Silver Spring MD 20905. With viewing from 10-11am and services beginning at 11am, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Aspen Hill, MD.

The family suggests any contributions in honor of Lillie be made to Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Washington DC or Saint's Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Silver Spring. Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • James Hatton, Father
  • Alice (Grammas) Hatton, Mother
  • Jimmy Bakalis, Husband
  • Barbara Bakalis, Daughter
  • Linda Pinkston, Daughter
  • Mark Pinkston, Son-in-law
  • Lillie is also survived by her two Grandsons, Aaron (Jen) and Ryan and two Great Granddaughters, Parker and Ever.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Lillie Hatton Bakalis

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Nina Vance

September 12, 2018

I will always remember Lil’s beautiful smile and kind heart. Every time I saw her she was always so sweet and welcoming, even in her declining years. Lil you will be missed by many but you will always be in our hearts. Rest In Peace.

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Biography

Lillie Hatton Bakalis

Wife, Mother, YiaYia and Great YiaYia Lillie was born in Brooksville, Florida on November 21, 1927 to James and Alice Hatton and younger sister to Sam and George. After graduating from Florida State University, she moved to Washington, D.C. where her first job was with the Stars & Stripes Newspaper at Walter Reed.

She met the love of her life, Jimmy, and they were married in 1952 in the original Saint Sophia Cathedral. Over the years Lillie was involved in many Philanthropic charities including serving on the Board of Directors of the Philoptochos Society of Saint Sophia. She was an active fundraiser for the church, while also participating in the Meals on Wheels program. A large part of her charitable life was dedicated to the Daughters of Penelope. She was a Charter Member of Arion Chapter 298, where she served as President numerous times, District 3 Governor and was honored as “National Penelope” of
the year.

She enjoyed traveling, spending summers in Ocean City, and getting together with her girlfriends for their card games and luncheons. Lillie will be missed by many but especially by her family including Barbara, Linda, Mark, Ryan, Aaron, Jen and Great Granddaughters Parker and Ever.