Daphne Lilakos, 87, of Portsmouth, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.
She was born in Monemvasia, Laconia, Greece, on September 6, 1925, the daughter of Arthur E. and Pota (Leras) Lilakos.
Daphne was a graduate of Portsmouth High School, Class of 1943 and Plymouth Business School.
Prior to her retirement on December 30, 1977, she was employed as a Personell Officer for the Department of State in Washington, DC.
She was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
Survivors include her brother, James Lilakos of Dover; nieces and nephews, Dianne Lilakos of Florida, Stephen Lilakos and his wife Lily of Stratham, Patti Ann Morrison and her husband Bruce Smith of Florida, Kathy Ann Cushing and her husband John of Lynnfield, MA, Karen Lilakos of Dover, and Kevin J. Lilakos of Portsmouth; grandnephews and grandnieces, Suzanne, Jackie, and Teddy Lilakos, Christopher and Jeffery Morrison, Stephen and Katelyn Root, Kristina and Natasha Cushing.
Daphne was predeceased by her two brothers, Teddy and Theodore Lilakos.
Visiting hours will be held from 2-4PM on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home-Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad Street, Portsmouth. Friends invited. At Daphne’s request the funeral will be private. Family flowers only, donations if desired may be made to the St. Nicholas Church Endowment Fund in memory of Daphne Lilakos.