Mary Katherine Aitkenhead of Southern Shores, March 27

Mary Katherine Aitkenhead, 92, of Palm Harbor, FL died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at her home in Southern Shores, NC. A native of Holyoke, MA, she was born August 15, 1925, to the late Katarzyna Bozek and Anthony P. Roj.

Graduating from Holyoke High School with the class of 1943, Mary Kay worked as a secretary for Hampden Glaze in Holyoke, later moving with her family to South Hadley, MA, where she worked as a bank teller and administrative secretary for Hampshire National Bank.

Throughout her life, Mary Kay was very involved in her church. At Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Holyoke, MA, she was very active in a variety of church activities. She taught catechism at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in South Hadley, MA and sang in the choir at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Palm Harbor, FL.

Mary Kay is survived by her husband, William B. Aitkenhead; two sons, William B. Aitkenhead III (Patricia) of Southern Shores, NC and David A. Aitkenhead (Nydia) of Houston, TX; three grandchildren, Scot Aitkenhead (Michele), Lori Aitkenhead, and David Moreau (Katherine); five great-grandchildren, Sloane, Jase and Logan Aitkenhead, Evan and Ariel Moreau; along with thirty-two nieces, nephews, great-nieces/nephews and great-great-nieces/nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers that she loved dearly, Sebastian Roi, Joseph Roj, and Edward Roy.

Mary’s faith and family were at the center of her life. She was a loving and committed partner to her husband of more than 70 years. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a great source of pride. She had a close and loving relationship with her many nieces and nephews and the help of her countless friends provided immeasurable support.

Mary’s family would like to thank Dare County Hospice for their tender care of mom and extend a special thanks to Trish Robbins for the love, kindness and countless hours of loving care she provided to our mother.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, April 9, 2018, at Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church by the Rev. John A. Hanley, osfs. The family will receive friends and relatives Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.

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