Agata (Di Mauro) Di Marca, 100, of Lawrence passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Motta S. Anastasia, Sicily, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Orazio and Agata (Durso) Di Mauro.
Mrs. Di Marca was raised and educated in Italy and immigrated to Lawrence with her family in 1956. She retired from Grieco Brothers where she worked as a seamstress for 28 years. She was a member of the Sons of Italy, Italian Mother’s Club, St. Rita’s Sodality, and a parishioner at Holy Rosary Church.
Mrs. Di Marca was predeceased by her beloved husband, Andrea Giuseppe DiMarca, and siblings, Giuseppe, Salvatore, Antonino, Santo, Mario, and Angelo DiMauro, and Grace Grasso.
Mrs. Di Marca’s home was the meeting place for her family. She loved company and often prepared sumptuous Sicilian meals for all to enjoy, especially during the annual Feast of the Three Saints in Lawrence. She loved her family, always offering coffee and having biscotti and cookies ready to give to them and visitors, alike.
She is survived by her children, Nunzio Di Marca and his wife Patricia of Methuen, Orazio Di Marca and his wife Leona of Methuen, Anastasio Di Marca of Methuen and Carmelo Di Marca of Italy; grandchildren, Agata, AnnaMaria, Giuseppe, Miguel, Katherine, Treva, Andrew, Anastasia, Sofia and Lukas; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Dominic, Natalia, Anthony, Lilly and Logan as well as many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Her funeral mass will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Alfio’s Society, 20 Common St., Lawrence, MA 01840 or to a charitable organization of your choice.