Doane Beal & Ames

729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA


Kathryn Lois Dinnan

December 1, 1934November 25, 2019

Kathryn “Lois” Dinnan

Lois Dinnan, 85 of East Dennis, MA passed away on November 25, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital with her husband and loving children at her side. She was the wife of 61 years to Joseph Dinnan.

Born in Stamford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth McCue. She was a graduate of Mother of God Academy and New Haven State Teacher’s College. Following her graduation, she worked as a Special Education Teacher in the Stamford Public Schools.

Lois and Joe met in college and were married in 1958. They lived in Stamford and raised five children. Lois returned to teaching, earned a Master’s degree from Fairfield University and taught Special Needs at Stamford High School. She retired to her home on Cape Cod in 2000, having been a part time resident since 1986.

Lois was a member of the Dennis Garden Club, the Women’s Guild of Our Lady of the Cape Church, a member of the Parish Council, Manager of Our Lady of the Cape Thrift Shop and a full time grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and working in her garden.

Lois was predeceased by her brother Raymond McCue of Fairfield, CT and her grandson Erich Dinnan of Newtown, CT. In addition to her husband Joseph, Lois is survived by her brother Thomas McCue and his wife Kathy of North Carolina, by her children Joseph Jr. and his wife Petra, CT, Julie Anne of South Hadley, MA, Christopher of Daytona Beach, FL, Terrence and his wife Dawn of Dennis, MA, Jeffrey and his wife Magdalena of Stamford, CT and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Our Lady of the Cape Church, Brewster, MA 02631

Her visitation will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home , 729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA followed by an 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Cape, 468 Stony Brook Rd., Brewster, MA 02631. For online condolences please visit www.doanebealamesdennis.com.


  • St Vincent De Paul


  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 29, 2019


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Michael Curcio

December 2, 2019

My deepest condolences to Joe, Terry and the whole Dinnan family. May the many fond memories bring the family strength.
Mike & Carole Curcio

Tom McCue

November 28, 2019

Early on in my life, Lois taught me the value of expressing love for others. On several occasions, I would visit her summer camp where she taught children with special needs. It was astonishing to witness how her dedication, perseverance and love was expressed to each individual child as they vied for attention, all at the same time. Her love of family was always present. What I found impressive was her spearheading annual family gatherings during the holidays at home where all the family would gather to break bread and share in comradery. At the center of the occasion was her love of family. She was a wife, a mother, a teacher and more importantly, I am proud to say, she was my sister. May she be at peace now sharing in the love of our Lord. I will miss her.


Francis Fallon

November 27, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss. My wife and I offer our sincere condolences.



Terry Bivona

November 27, 2019

Dear Joe and family. My sympathies to you all. I remember Lois as always cheerful and happy. I still make her Shamrock Bread every St. Patrick's day. Everyone loves it. Keeping you in my prayers and hoping that memories of happy times bring you comfort. Terry Bivona