Mollie (Malamatenia), beloved mother, grandmother and sister, passed away September 7th at her home in Long Beach. She will be so deeply missed as she was a vital part of her family's lives. Mollie loved making jewelry and was very involved with her church and philanthropic activities. Her life revolved around her friends and family and her grandchildren. She was the yiayia who could never say no and had a soul as gentle and kind as heaven. She was the sweet and tender lady who always gave kisses and hugs and smiles and understanding. We will miss her so much. Mollie was born in Los Angeles, California on November 13, 1929. She was a member of St. Katherine and St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church and a lifelong member of the Marmara Society and Daughters of Penelope. Mollie is survived by her 3 children, Mary (Barry) Wilson, Lynn (Paul) Murphy and John (Orsa) Stylianides; her 4 grandchildren, Barrington (14), Malamatenia (11) Stephen (15) and Jenine (12); 2 sisters, Leonora Defterios and Xenia (Mike) Panos; and 2 brothers, Ralli Dimitrus and Jim Dimitriou. Mollie was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen, and her parents, Evro and Frank Dimitriou. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance, on Wednesday, September 13th from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with the Trisagion starting at 6:30 P.M. The funeral services will be held at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach, on Thursday, September 14th at 11:30 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mollie's name to the Children's Clinic of Long Beach.

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  1. Dear Lynn, I am so very sad to hear about your mom. I hope that you, Mary, John and your families are doing okay. I remember how your mom always made everyone feel so special and cared for. She was an amazing person and I am so lucky to have known her in my life. I send you all my love and I think of you often. With love, Debbie

  2. Once in a while, we are given moments of great sadness. This moment was for us upon learning of Mollie’s death. We have many great memories to share of our long friendship growing up as neighbors, and experiencing the happy and sadest events in one’s lifetime. Although younger than us, she was always very wise, and very sweet and conciderate to all. She made a friend everytime she smiled. We extend our deepest sympathies to all of her family. With love to all, Alice and Meno Phillips

  3. Dear ones, My heart is aching with your loss. I love you all, forever, even though I am no longer in your lives. Mollie was always so dear, so supportive, so wise. She was a pillar of strength to me. Her many loving gifts of advice, affection and unconditional love will live within my heart always. Know that I grieve with you, even though I cannot be with you. Susie Winn Dimitriou Brandt

  4. Dearest Lynn and family- I wanted to send my heartfelt sympathy to all and my love and prayers go out to you at this time. Mollie was one of those people that I haven’t seen or talked to in years, but could picture her wonderful, bright, smiling face in my mind and remember her love and kindness during my “growing-up” years. Mollie and Steve are together again and I am sure are laughing and smiling in heaven! Lynn–my hugs and love to you my friend. I wish I could be there for you today, but my heart and love will be embracing you today and always. I love you, my friend. Much love and sympathy to all, Dane

  5. I just learned about Mollie’s passing this morning and so wish I could be with all of you now. Mollie was like my second mom in high school. She introduced me to the most amazing Greek delicacies and always had a stocked pantry with every goodie that one could ever imagine! More importantly, she always welcomed me into her home with a smile and a hug. She was a remarkable woman and I feel honored to not only have known her, but also to have been touched by her love and generosity. Her memory will forever be with me. My love goes out to all of her family and especially to my dear friend Lynn.

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