November 13, 1929 ~ September 7, 2006
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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