Peabody — Katherine Ann “Mimi” (Dluznieski) Wilson, 84, wife of Henry A. Wilson, died on Friday, May 10, 2013, with her family by her side at the NSMC Salem Hospital.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Peabody on October 3, 1928, daughter of the late Francis and Aniela (Mendrala) Dluznieski. She was raised in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School in 1946 with highest honors as a student in the top ten of her class, and was the recipient of the George Peabody Achievement Award. Katherine was a lifelong resident of the city.
Following high school, Katherine was employed for 11 years as a clerk at Household Finance in Salem, leaving to raise her family. She later returned to the workforce as an assembler at Hot Watt in Danvers until her retirement in 1990. Katherine was a loving mother who devoted her life to creating a home for her family. Later, she was so proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored. She was a former member of St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild and every Tuesday she enjoyed playing cards with her sisters. For hobbies, she enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
In addition to her husband with whom she shared 63 years of marriage, Katherine is survived by her children and their spouses, Richard and Helen Wilson of Arizona, Karen Wilson, and Laurel and George Gongas, all of Peabody; her grandchildren, Mark, Timothy, and John Wilson, Stephen and Matthew DiMarzio, Meredith Renschler, Katherine Woodard, Kelly Wilson, Daniel Krawczyk, Kendra White, Geoffrey and William Gongas, Jaime Cruz; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jennie Jablonka of Peabody; her son-in-law, Daniel DiMarzio of Burlington; a sister-in-law, Elena Dluznieski of Reading; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Paul Wilson; a daughter, Julie DiMarzio; and her siblings, Stanley Denning, Max Dluznieski, Florence Tupper, Louise Falkingham and Frances Lehto.