Lillian Demitry, 94, fell asleep with the Lord at her home on Friday, October, 16, 2015.
Born in Palmer, MA on June 25, 1921, she moved to New London, CT, and graduated from WMI High School for Girls. She attended the New London Business College and worked until she was married.
While in New London, she was a member of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church serving as church board secretary, Sunday school teacher, choir member and choir director.
She married James Demitry (of blessed memory) in 1946, and moved to Trenton where she continued to serve the church in the community of St. George. Lillian has served as Sunday School Teacher and Church Audit Board member. Along with former priest Father George Stephanides, she began the Trenton GOYA serving as its first advisor. She also served on the GOYA State Advisory Board.
She was a Philoptochos member since 1946, chairing many committees and held the office of Vice-President.
In 1947, Lillian became a charter member of the Daughters of Penelope, serving as a President of the local chapter. She also served as a Governor at the district level, and at the national level she held the highest office of Grand President.
She was a stay at home mom volunteering as librarian at Stokes Elementary School and as a PTA member and officer at the elementary, junior high and high schools. She worked as hostess at her husband’s restaurant, The Beverly Tea Room and later worked at the New Jersey Education Association retiring as Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Research Division.
Lillian is predeceased by her husband James Demitry, her parents Evangelia and Nicholas Sackedis, brothers James Sackedis and Alec Sackedis, brother-in-law James Kostelos, brothers and sisters–in–law George and Gerry Demitry, Anastasia and Michael Vulgaris, Fred and Catherine Demitry, and niece Athene Demitry.
Lillian is survived by her daughter Hope, son Angelos, daughter–in-law Chris, three grandsons Nicholas married to Diana, James and Steven, a sister Kathleen Kostelos, sisters-in-law Ann Sackedis and Joanne Sackedis, Goddaughter Priscilla Kokinis, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and a great grand niece.
The family will receive friends at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home on Monday, October 19, 2015 6:00 –9:00 pm, 1863 Hamilton Ave. Hamilton, NJ 08619. Trisagion service will be at 8:00 pm followed by the Daughters of Penelope services.
Funeral service will begin Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 10:00 am, In St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Rd, Hamilton NJ, followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Posted on 16 Oct 2015 by MFH