Kathleen A. ‘Kate’ (Costello) Tighe

January 4, 2017

Kathleen A. ‘Kate’ (Costello) Tighe

KATHLEEN A. “KATE” (COSTELLO) TIGHE – in Woburn, January 4th at sixty four years of age. Beloved daughter of the late Harold and Kathleen (Harron) Costello. Devoted mother of Michael P. Tighe and Lauren Keating, her husband John all of Woburn. Cherished sister of Joan R. Costello of Lawrence, Linda L. DeVito, her husband Michael and James D. Costello all of FL and the late Paul, William “Billy” and Robert “Bobby” Costello. Dear friend and former husband Michael J. Tighe of Woburn. Loving aunt of Derek, Lisa, Elizabeth, Michelle and James. Also a very dear, special and devoted friend of her long time “childhood friend group.” A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 12th at 11 a.m. in Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem Street, Woburn. Please, at the family’s request remembrances may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund, P. O. Box 650309, Dallas Texas, 75265. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Kathleen A. “Kate” (Costello) Tighe passed away at Lahey Clinic, January4th after a lingering illness. The beloved daughter of the late Harold and Kathleen (Harron) Costello, she was sixty four years of age.

Born in Woburn Kate was raised and educated in the South End of Woburn, attended Woburn High School and graduated from Woburn High School along with the Class of 1970. Kate went to work after high school having taken a position with Bell Atlantic Phone Co, remaining there until she married in the late seventies.

Kate brought two wonderful children into the world a son Michael and daughter Lauren.

They lived in North Hampton for several years then moved back to Woburn where she has remained over the years. She was very devoted to her family always partaking in their activities, sporting events and world of academics. They always had a love of the ocean so summertime and throughout the year they would travel to the beach for the day, for a walk or just for a short visit, but Kate truly loved the ocean. Whether in Maine, at York or New Hampshire, at Hampton or North Beach, spring, summer, fall or winter, it was beautiful.

When the children were all in school Kate returned to work as a Para-professional in the School System, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Kate was also a veracious reader of any genre. If it had words on it she read it! Newspapers, magazines, books, periodicals or computer, there was always something to be learned. Listening to Rod Stewart was always pleasurable and going to his concerts was always exceptional having made many of them over the years!

Kate was a very honest, funny, fun loving person. She remained very close with her dear, dear childhood friends that she grew up with in the neighborhood. They have journeyed over the years together, always there for each other, throughout life.

Kate also shared a very special relationship with her daughter Lauren. Time spent was always precious; shopping, taking walks, planning Lauren’s wedding or just “catching up” at home, it was all wonderful times spent together.

Sadly in addition to her parents Kate was also predeceased by her brothers William “Billy”, Robert”Bobby”, and Paul Costello.

Kate is lovingly survived by her devoted children Michael P. Tighe and Lauren Keating, her husband John all of Woburn, sisters’ Joan R. Costello of Lawrence, Linda L. DeVito, her husband Michael and brother James D. Costello all of FL. Dear friend and former husband Michael J. Tighe of Woburn. Loving aunt of Derek, Lisa, Elizabeth, Michelle and James. Also, her very dear, special and devoted friends from her long time “childhood friend group.”

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 12th at 11 a.m. in Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem Street, Woburn. Please, at the family’s request remembrances may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund, P. O. Box 650309, Dallas Texas, 75265. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn,MA

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  1. You will be missed by all who knew you. I remember Kathleen as a young child. Pretty, full of life, and with a smile on her face. My sister June, brother Billy and all the Ciampo’s express their condolences.

    Peace be with you….Anna Ciampo

  2. I had so many happy times with Kathy over the years, she was a wonderful friend to me and I will miss her greatly. She had an amazing memory for all kinds of details, I never knew how she did it. Her smiles and caring were so warm. I know she fought a brave battle for many years. God bless her and all of you at this time of sorrow. I will always remember her with much love. Coming home for visits will never be the same, knowing that she is not there anymore.

    With love and friendship, Julie

  3. I was so sad to hear the news about Katie.
    I haven’t seen her in years but always had fond childhood memories of her.
    She will be dearly missed.
    RIP with mom Aunt Tootsie and your brothers Paul, Billy and Bobby
    with deepest sympathy
    Shirley (Perrett)Finn

  4. ” Those special memories of you will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again just like we use to do you always meant so very much and always will do too The fact that your no longer here will always cause me pain but you’re forever in my heat” I will miss you my dear friend, I will miss you when the phone rings and your not there to say Hi! Thank you Kathy for 50 years of Friendship! I Love you Judy

  5. Mom,
    I love you with all of my heart. You are my everything. I miss our everyday talks on the phone. I will always cherish our special moments that we shared. You’re my best friend. I know that you’re always with me and will be watching over me. Best mother in the world. Rest easy my forever angel.

    Love always,
    Lauren

  6. my heart goes out to my bestie joan and her family,,you and your sister loved each other with such passion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!to lauren and michael..your mom’s gentle warm spirit is watching over you!!!!!!!!!!Her love will never leave your hearts!!
    Marianne

  7. Kate,

    You will be greatly missed. Your kindness, thoughtfulness, and humor are some of the amazing qualities that will be remembered.Though you may not be here anymore in a physical sense, you will live on in the hearts, minds, and memories of those who knew you. We love you.

    Derek DeVito, nephew

  8. Kate,

    You will be greatly missed. Your kindness and thoughtfulness and humor were some of the amazing qualities we will always remember. Though you aren’t here anymore in a physical sense, you will live on strongly in the hearts, minds, and memories of those who knew you. We love you, rest easy.

    Derek DeVito, nephew

  9. The pain of losing you will never go away…I will hold you in my heart forever. .. I cherish all the moments of our lives, a big sister who was always there for me. I am so glad that so many of life’s special moments were shared with you. You were so strong through all of your battle, and even in your suffering you always asked about my children and my dear friends…..just one of your special traits, always caring for everyone…I am so sure that you are in peace and watching over all of us.
    Love you forever..”the little sister” Joan

  10. Linda and family:
    I am so very sorry to hear about Kathleen. I remember her as a kid growing up and I hope that the loving memories of your sister will help easy your pain. Rest easy Kathleen.
    Tish Vailliant

  11. in loving memory to my sister Kate -beloved mother of michael /lauren . cherished sister joan /linda/brother james,webe,,bobby, paul mother kathy father harry. We love you will miss you very much you were the best. all your friends will forever miss you also your friend michael tighe friend jay lawton forever in our hearts and memories forever and ever miss you kate your sister linda xxooxx

  12. Luck: My beautiful friend. I’ll miss you so much especially our many hour phone calls. I am so blessed to have had you in my life for 60 years. We shared memories of childhood, teen years, dating, marriage and children. It’s time to rest, God has called you home. You will always be the bravest person I have ever known. Fly with the angels. Love you.
    Laurie

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