Mary Catharina “Tiny” Dielemans Obituary
Mary Catharina “Tiny” Dielemans, 87, born March 11, 1930 in Geleen, Holland, died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Banner Baywood Medical Center, Mesa, AZ, surrounded by her children. Mary (Tiny) married Peter Matthew Dielemans on January 25, 1956 and lived in Geleen, Holland until she immigrated to America on May 30, 1961 with her husband and two of her four children. She then settled in Danbury, CT with her husband and was a devoted housewife and mother to her four children. Mary (Tiny) worked for McDonalds at their Newtown Road, Danbury, CT location and also cleaned personal homes. She retired at the age of 64, when she and her husband moved to Apache Junction, AZ. They resided there for 23 years. Mary (Tiny) loved music, nature, traveling, singing in her church choir, and volunteering her time to PROJECT HELP, an Apache Junction based community program that helps those less fortunate living in the school district with children that attend school. But most of all, Mary loved her five (5) children, seven (7) grandchildren and five (5) great grandchildren.
Mary (Tiny) is pre deceased by her husband, Peter; a son, Franjie Dielemans; her parents, Lambertus Joseph Keizers and Maria Catharina Elisabeth Zelis – Keizers; her brothers, Hubert Keizers and Jozef (Zef) Keizers; and one sister, Annie Van Loon.
She is survived by a daughter, Elisabeth [Lilian] Nelson; sons, Frans Dielemans, Ricky Dielemans, and Gary Dielemans; daughter-in-laws, Cynthia Dielemans and Joyce Dielemans; son-in-law, Bruce Nelson; grandchildren, Krisinda Alberto, Brittany Dielemans, Kendall Dielemans, Jasmin Dielemans, Garrett Dielemans, Adriana Nelson, and Tyler Dielemans; and great grandchildren, Ayla Smith, Emerson Alberto, Benjamin Waniski IV, Nolan Alberto, and Raegan Erhard. Mary is also survived by two sisters, Miet Verdonk-Schot Keizers and Aggie Bindels; as well as many nieces and nephews from The Netherlands.
A Mass of Christian Faith will be held on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at St. George’s Catholic Church, 300 E 16th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119, starting at 10:00am with a saying of the Rosary, followed by Mass at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mary’s name to PROJECT HELP, 195 E Superstition Blvd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 or to the American Cancer Society.