Surrounded by more than 60 friends and family, we joyfully celebrated the 100th birthday of Kay Dimarco. Kay was born in Mason City, Iowa, and lived there until 2010, when she moved to Palatine.
Her daughter Debbie tells us, “Being a twin and one of 7 children born to Italian parents in Mason City, Iowa, Kay understood what it meant to be resourceful. Every summer, she would produce over 100 jars of fruits and vegetables that were grown from her own garden.”
“She excelled as a cook and seamstress, was an avid reader and wife to Jim for 45 years. Together they raised five children. In addition, Kay is the grandmother to 24, great grandmother to 46, and great-great grandmother to 23, as well as Aunt to many.”
Just before Mass on Christmas Eve, Kay carried the infant to the crèche, where he was placed in celebration with Mary and Joseph.