Evelyn Larain DiMercurio
Evelyn Larain DiMercurio died May 23. She was 82.
DiMercurio was born in Hiawatha, Utah, Nov. 11, 1938. She received her diploma from Carbon High School in Price, Utah, graduating with honors. She represented her area at the prestigious Girl’s State Legislature held at the state capital. After graduation, she ventured to Oakland and began working for the Oakland Airport as a bookkeeper. She took a night job at the Airport Auto-Movie, where she met the love of her life, Matthew DiMercurio. Soon after, the owner of World Airways offered her a job as one of the company’s first flight attendants; she worked as a dental assistant, and three years later, they moved to Livermore.
She loved art almost as much as she loved being a mother, and this led her to open Stay N’ Play Ceramics in Livermore, which stayed in business for 12 years. She worked there while her children were in school until beginning her career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a laser technician.
Her team received the R&D 100 best technologies Award of 2002 for their work on the cooled laser diode array and the silicon monolithic microchannel (SiMM). She enjoyed 20 years of employment and retired in 2009.
She is survived by her husband, Matthew DiMercurio Sr.; her remaining devoted children, Antoinette “Toni” Hibbs (Dennis), Livermore; Matthew DiMercurio Jr. (Patricia), Livermore, and Thomas DiMercurio (Cindy), Antioch; her grandchildren; Christopher, Jonathon and Heather DiMercurio, David De La Rosa, Michelle Davis (Bill), Chardonnay Summerville (Dustin), Phillip McGill (Tami), Michael McGill, Amber Hayes (Aaron), Cole Lodge (Jessica), Celeste Funke (Marchus), Cameron Lodge (Kassandra), Autumn Taylor (David) Serena, Joshua, and Gracie Lodge; and her great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister, Dixie Link, Dallas, Texas, in addition to many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her daughter, Elizabeth (Lisa) DiMercurio predeceased her in 2005.
Friends and family are invited to attend:
- Rosary Vigil: Wednesday, June 9, at 7 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Livermore
- Funeral Mass: Thursday, June 10, at 11 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Livermore
- Graveside Burial Service: Friday, June 11, at 12:30 p.m., Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette
Donations may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Livermore, or to Guadalupe Pregnancy Outreach, 217 East Lake St., 2nd floor, Watsonville, CA 95077.