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Ethel "Rita" Dimos

June 25, 1929January 2, 2021

Ethel "Rita" Dimos, age 91, of Hammond, IN passed away in to everlasting life on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. Rita was born to the late Francis "Lloyd" and Ethel M. (Jones) Mulvihill, on June 25, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA. On August 7, 1948 she married John Dimos Jr. at St. Mary's Church in East Chicago, IN.

Rita was a proud 1947 graduate of Roosevelt High School in East Chicago, IN. A memory of that time as a teenager was when she was a member of the Civil Air Patrol during WWII. Being able to go in to an air plane and go up for a quick flight was a real treat in those days. Shortly after graduation Rita got married and began expanding her own family. She really enjoyed cooking for them and creating lasting memories with her children. She was a loyal employee to the United States Postal Service for 23 years. Rita was a very active member to her Church - Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Hammond, IN. She was a member of the Rosary Society as well as be there for the parishioners. One thing that her family will remember her by is her love for B I N G O! Rita will be missed for her sense of humor and always having something to say. It was a true honor to have known her and to create such lasting memories.

Rita is welcomed in to heaven by her parents, Lloyd and Ethel Mulvihill; husband, John Dimos Jr.; daughter, Carole Dimos; sons, Rory Dimos, Kevin Dimos, Christopher Dimos; siblings, Michael Mulvihill, Lloyd (Ann) Mulvihill, Patty (Grady) Essary, Bill (Helen) Mulvihill, Tim Mulvihill, Margie (Eddie) Cernia, cousin, Truman (JoAnne) Terrel; and nephew, Eddie Cernia Jr.

She leaves behind her sons, Tom (Debbie) Dimos, Eric (Annette) Dimos, Matt Dimos; daughters-in-law, Jackie Dimos, Rhonda Dimos; grand-children, Jason Farmer, Michelle Dimos, Kelly Dimos, Ian (Angie) Westberg, Lindsey Gonzales, Justin Dimos, Neil (Kelly) Dimos, Christopher Dimos, Lisa (Juan) Cisneros, Aaron Dimos, Ryan Dimos, Kaelynn Dimos; great-grandchildren, Mason, Colin, Elias, Luka, Khloe, Manny; sister-in-law, Wanda Mulvihill; along with several nieces and nephews.

A public visitation for Ethel will be held Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 3PM to 7PM at Kuiper Funeral Home - 9039 Kleinman Rd. Highland, IN 46322. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Monday, January 11, 2021 from 10AM to 11AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help - 7132 Arizona Ave., Hammond, IN 46323. Rev. Charles A. Mosley will be officiating. A burial will follow at St. John / St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Hammond, IN.

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Fond memories of Rita and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.KuiperFH.com for the Dimos family.

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Sunday, January 10, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, January 11, 2021

Memories

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Rhonda Dimos

January 5, 2021

My best friend and my second mom. I will look to the sky and say “hello and I love you”. I will remember you saying “ I love you more” whenever I uttered the phrase. You are free of pain and now have wings. I miss you already and Kevin for so long. I will hold you close to my heart like I do Kevin. You are loved dearly forever and I will never forget your loving hugs and reassurances you gave me when I was lost. My heart will grieve for my mom who loved me like I was her own.

Rose Stabolito

January 4, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Dimos family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY