Former Wiltonian, Katherine Hunting Dillingham, a homemaker who took great pride in the accomplishments of her family, died with her family by her side Sept. 23, 2016, at home in Boyne City, Mich. Katherine, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, died of complications from lung cancer. She was 84 years old.
Katherine was born March 20, 1932. She grew up in Garden City, N.Y., where she met the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Dillingham, in junior high school. They started dating in high school and celebrated 61 years of marriage this June. Kay, as she was known as an adult, held numerous school and community volunteer positions as they moved nine times for Bob’s Air Force and advertising sales careers. They moved to Wilton in 1972, living on Thayer Pond Road, until retirement took them to Florida in 1998. Kay loved her role as a mother of five daughters and a grandmother to 15, teaching them to value family and its traditions above all else.