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The family of Catherine Ann Dimery, of Pembroke North Carolina, is saddened to announce the sudden and unexpected loss of their beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Aunt. Cathy was born on March 15, 1948, and entered her heavenly home on Monday, April 15, 2024.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted husband of forty-three years: Mr. James Richard Dimery; her children: Ms. Meghann Marken of Tampa, Florida, Mr. James Dimery of Pembroke, North Carolina and Mrs. Bridget (Jeff) Clute of Constable, New York; her grandchildren, chosen and born: Hayden, Taylor, Tiana, Madalyn, Arlen and Declan. She is also survived by numerous family in Michigan and Ireland. She was a devoted Sister, and wonderful Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Cathy was born in Michigan, where she and Richard started their family before moving to Pembroke almost thirty years ago. Together they nurtured strong family and community roots and built a beautiful life together. Cathy was a substitute teacher in Robeson County, and touched the lives of many children and their families throughout her eighteen years of happy and conscientious service.

Mrs. Cathy’s smile, laughter, and deeply caring nature were evident to all who had the pleasure to know her. Her passions and interests were varied, and included gardening, travel, literature, cooking and baking. It was also known that she was an avid fan of Sports Entertainment. Long before the days of social media, Cathy was known to take pictures of her culinary masterpieces. Any holiday or gathering that she hosted was sure to have a smorgasbord of family favorite dishes. She and Richard were hobby farmers and enjoyed taking leisurely buggy rides. Cathy was very proud of her Irish heritage and traveled to Emerald Isle on numerous occasions.

Upon entering her heavenly home, she was greeted by her parents: Mr. Robert and Mrs. Elizabeth Marken and brother: Mr. Robert M. Marken.

The family will receive friends at 11am on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Christian Mission Church 16800 Old Maxton Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 followed by services at 12pm.


  • B Riley Posted April 19, 2024 1:00 am

    This is very shocking news for me. I really did not expect this.
    I worked with Cathy at Liberty State Bank and Trust in Hamtramck, Michigan. She was my supervisor. The absolute best. I loved her to bits. 1980-1984. She gave me a surprise baby shower at her house when I was very pregnant with my daughter Louise. It was such a lovely party and showed how kind and caring she was. Very intelligent, very Creative. Just a complete diamond girl. Always treasured her . RIP Cathy. I will pray for your lovely soul. Bernadette xxx ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Jo Blackburn Posted April 19, 2024 12:59 pm

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Cathy. She was such a lovely and kind lady. It was an honor to know her and spend time with her every time we were home visiting. We will surely miss her but take comfort in knowing she gained her wings and is with our heavenly father. Will be praying for Richard and all the family in this time of grief. All our love, Jo, Hailey and Hannah Blackburn.

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