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Catherine E. Dermody - 82

6/18/1937 - 7/30/2019

Clinton, IA

 

     Catherine E. Dermody, age 82 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her home.  A Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Prince of Peace Parish.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Saturday at the church.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Casket bearers will be Catherine’s grandchildren and Mike Lyons. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Memorials may be made to the Jack and Catherine Dermody Prince of Peace Scholarship Fund.

 

     Catherine was born in Clinton on June 18, 1937, the daughter of Eugene J. and Ethel M. (Zeller) Boyle.  She graduated from Clinton High School and later from Mt. St. Clare College.  Catherine married Jack Dermody on June 29, 1957 in Clinton.  Jack passed away on February 11, 2000.  Catherine taught school at St. Mary’s Grade School and also at St. Mary’s High School.  She worked part time at Guzzardo’s for many years.  She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, gardening and working outside, and was an avid reader.

 

     Catherine is survived by two children; Steve (Jeanne) Dermody of Waukesha, WI and Lisa Gilbert of Minneapolis; 4 grandchildren, Michael (Gena) Dermody, Britani Gilbert, Caitlin Dermody and Abby Dermody; two sisters, Diane (Bud) Phillis of Rock Island and Ruth Ann Thomas of Cedar Rapids and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; a sister, Dorothy Machovic and a brother, Jim Boyle.  

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Saturday at the church.

Mass:

A Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Prince of Peace Parish.

7 Comments

  • Francie Hill

    on 07/31/19

    What lovely memories of a calm, sweet woman who put up with my sister and me as a babysitter in the 1950s! Rest in peace as you will be with Jack again!

    Francie

  • Francie Hill

    on 07/31/19

    What lovely memories of a calm, sweet woman who put up with my sister and me as a babysitter in the 1950s! Rest in peace as you will be with Jack again!

    Francie

  • Joyce Neubauer

    on 08/01/19

    Steve and Jeanne,

    I am so very sorry to see of your Mother's passing, Steve.  I knew her from Guzzardos, she and I always had such a great time catching up.  She was a dear lady and I was very privileged to call her my friend.  She was so warm, kind and loved to laugh!  She will be with Jack again. She will be so missed.  Please know you have my heartfelt sympathy.

    Sincerely,

    Joyce Neubauer (Larry Petersen)

  • Connie Springer Shepherd

    on 08/01/19

    Lisa,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful  and caring person. She always made you feel at home. She loved us teenagers like her own. Thinking of you and your family at this time. 

    Hugs and Kisses

    Connie

  • David Limke

    on 08/02/19

    Steve, I just want to let you know that your mom & dad we’re an important part of my family’s life. Their friendship with our family was amazing considering they were outnumbered 5 to 1. My deepest condolences.

    David Limke 

  • Sandra Buckman Cornish

    on 08/03/19

    RIP, Cathy, Many of CHS ‘55 classmates went ahead to welcome you.  Great being in Mt. St. Clare with you.  Imagine all the children and adults the teachers and nurses from MSC have served! 

     

  • Michelle Griffith’s Bailey

    on 08/04/19

    Steve,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember our neighborhood with fond memories of all the good times we had growing up, with time spent at each other’s homes. I knew I could always go to your mom if I needed something.  She was a great lady. My condolences and thinking of you all.

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