Danny Darin

CENTRALIA — Danny Darin, 92, of Centralia, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020, at Fireside Nursing Home in Centralia.

He was born February 5, 1928, in Central City, the son of Anthony “Pinky” Darin and Pearl (Amidei) Darin. He married Mary Gotta on May 7, 1955, at St. Mary Church in Centralia and she survives in Centralia.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, Mary Darin of Centralia, he is also survived by his son: Monsignor David Darin of Belleville; a sister: Antoinette DeBernardi and husband Robert of Centralia; sister-in-law: Josephine Cerny of Cobden, Illinois; a brother-in-law: John Gotta and wife Susan of Naperville, Illinois; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents: “Pinky” and Pearl Darin, a sister: Catherine Darin, father and mother-in-law: Domenico and Maria Gotta and a brother-in-law: Richard Cerny.

Danny served in the U.S. Army as a medic during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Centralia. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the United Commercial Travelers, Centralia American Legion Post 446, and the Centralia V.F.W. Post 2055. Danny was the owner and operator of Pinky’s Restaurant in Central City from 1972 until his retirement in 1990.

A Private Family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2020, at St. Mary Church in Centralia with Father Steven Pautler, Monsignor David Darin, and Very Rev. James Nall, JCL officiating. For those who would like to view the Mass of Christian Burial live, please visit St. Mary Church Facebook page.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday morning at St. Mary Church and due to the recent COVID Mitigations, a limit of 10 people at a time in the church for the visitation, masks will be worn and social distancing will take place.

In honor of Danny, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Church, St. Mary School, Calvary Cemetery Fund, or for Masses and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Darin family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.