Cathleen M. (Connelly) McIntosh

January 29, 2006

Cathleen M. (Connelly) McIntosh

CATHLEEN M. “KAYE” (CONNELLY) McINTOSH – in Woburn, January 29th. Beloved wife of Norman F. McIntosh, Sr. Devoted mother of Norman F., Jr. and his wife Denise of Billerica, Cheryl A. Vega and her husband Joseph of Haverhill, Donald E. and his wife Nancy of Billerica and Carolyn M. McIntosh and her companion, Paul Georgian of Waltham. Loving sister of Sheila Small of Billerica, Dorothy Gentile and her husband Daniel of Wilmington, Nancy Smethurst and her husband Robert of Wilmington, Marilyn Dooley and her companion, Ralph Girardi of Woburn, and Virginia Baudanza and her husband Francis of Bedford. Cherished grandmother of Dana, Vanessa, Dorothy, Rebecca, Sarah, Maeve and “King” Jake. Dear friend of Julie Murphy and Carol Burkey of Woburn. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 4th, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, No. Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in “Kaye’s??? memory to Boston University School of Medicine, Amyloid Research Fund, 715 Albany St., K-503, Boston, MA 02118.

OBITUARY:

Cathleen M. “Kaye??? (Connelly) McIntosh, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away quietly at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center on Sunday, January 29th. The beloved wife of Norman F. “Norm??? McIntosh Sr., she was seventy-one years of age.

Kaye, as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Trainor) Connelly. Kaye received her education through St. Charles Elementary and High School, graduating in 1952. Two years later, on September 4th, she married her husband Norman, to whom she was devoted for fifty-one years. Their home on the North side of Woburn was the center of their family life. Kaye dedicated herself to her husband and their four children and their daily activities. She shared with her children her love for life and music and taught them how to cook at an early age. As a family they enjoyed camping trips, vacationing at Sawyer Lake in NH, and visiting relatives in Buffalo, NY every summer.

Kaye was very active in her community and beyond. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, at both the State and Local level, and served as the Past Grand Regent as her mother had before her. Together they traveled to attend the numerous conventions. Kaye was also active in Pop Warner in its early years, the Woburn Senior Singers, and was a volunteer at the Woburn Senior Center right up until the time of her death. She was on the Board of Directors for the Immaculate Conception Drum and Bugle Corps and was a longtime member of St. Anthony Parish.

In the early 70’s Kaye began a career working in the Woburn Public Schools Food Service. She started at the High School, then transferred to the Shamrock Elementary and finally to the Kennedy Middle School, where she managed the food service for fifteen years.

After retiring in 1997, Kaye traveled extensively with her family and friends. She and her husband visited Daytona for a number of years with their dear friends, the Murphys. Kaye also traveled to Italy, Florida, Las Vegas, Utah and New York City, always accompanied by her sister Marilyn. Throughout her life Kaye enjoyed attending plays and frequented the North Shore Music Theatre and was a longtime season ticket holder at the Quanapowitt Theatre in Reading. In later years, the pride and joy of Kaye’s life was her seven grandchildren. She attended all of their activities and many shopping excursions over the years. Christmas was a very special season for the McIntosh family as they gathered together each year to celebrate.

This past December a Blood Drive was organized for Kaye at the Woburn Senior Center and, despite her failing health, she personally thanked the 112 participants present that day. Kaye leaves behind a legacy of love, caring and volunteerism for all those she cherished, her family, friends and her community.

Kaye is survived by her husband, Norman F “Norm???, Sr., her children, Norman F. McIntosh Jr. and his wife Denise of Billerica, Cheryl A. Vega and her husband Joseph of Haverhill, Donald E. McIntosh and his wife Nancy of Billerica and Carolyn M. McIntosh and companion Paul Georgian of Waltham, her sisters, Sheila Small of Billerica, Dorothy Gentile and her husband Daniel of Wilmington, Nancy Smethurst and her husband Robert of Wilmington, Marilyn Dooley and her companion Ralph Girardi of Woburn, and Virginia Baudanza and husband Francis of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Dana, Vanessa, Dorothy, Rebecca, Sarah, Maeve and “King” Jake and her dear friends, Julie Murphy and Carol Burkey of Woburn. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 4th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, No. Woburn at 10. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kaye’s memory to the Boston University School of Medicine, Amyloid Research Fund, 715 Albany St., K-503, Boston, MA 02118.

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  1. My Condolences to Kaye’s entire family. She was a special lady who always spoke kindly of everyone. I know she will by sadly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Kim Briand

  2. Our sincere sympathy to the family and please know how much we will miss her. Actually we have been missing her at our Friday night gatherings. Kay was one of the most kindest and thoughtful person we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Our love and prayers are with all of you.
    Mary Ellen & Paul DeTeso & family

  3. Cathleen will be greatly missed; I will always think of her as being “in her element” when gathering the family together and laying out a banquet, no matter what the occasion. She has truly been a blessing in all of our lives, and her legacy will live on in each of her children and grandchildren.

    With all my love and deepest sympathies,

    Sharon

  4. For Carolyn and her family, take comfort in knowing she is at peace. You will always feel her presence with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sincerly,
    Stephanie Capriulo- Jarmolowicz

  5. To all of the McIntosh Family, My deepest condolences to you all. I know that words cannot ease your pain, but I wanted to let you know how very sorry for your loss. May God Bless you all.
    Janine(Fitchett)Hogan

  6. Dear Uncle Norman, Norm, Cheryl, Don, Carolyn and your families: Auntie Kaye will be forever missed, but our memories of her will remain strong… Camping in New Hampshire, going to watch Mr. Murph race, sleepovers, Halloween parades and Easter Sundays will always bring a smile to our faces.
    You were all blessed to have her as a mother and a wife and we were equally blessed to have her as an Aunt. Our Love,
    Jim, MaryBeth and Allison

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