Catherine M. ‘Kay’ (McHugh) McKittrick

August 29, 2017

Catherine M. ‘Kay’ (McHugh) McKittrick

CATHERINE M. “KAY” (MCHUGH) MCKITTRICK – in Woburn, August 29th, at 99 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Edward F. McKittrick. Devoted sister of Ann J. McHugh of Reading (formerly of Woburn) and the late Agnes Clark, Grace McArdle, Irene Buckley and John “Jack” McHugh. Dear sister-in-law of Gerald Buckley of Woburn. Also lovingly survived by her nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Friday morning, September 1st, at 10 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street from 8:30-9:45 a.m. prior to the Mass.

OBITUARY:

Catherine (McHugh) “Kay” McKittrick passed away at her home, Tuesday afternoon, August 28th. The beloved wife of the late Edward McKittrick, Kay was ninety-nine years of age.

Born in Woburn and a lifelong resident, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (McGuillan) McHugh. One of six children born into the McHugh family, Kay, as she was affectionately known over the years, was raised and educated here. A St. Charles graduate in 1936, Kay remained very active throughout the years with the St. Charles Alumni and was a very devout Catholic, having been an active participant in the church for all her life.

When World War II broke out, Kay went to work for the Army Signal Center in Boston where she remained until shortly after the war had ended. Kay then secured herself a position with the New England Telephone Company, where she remained until her retirement in 1978.

All throughout the years Kay was very dedicated to her brother and sisters. She also shared a very special relationships with her nieces and nephews, who were very dear to her.

When Kay sat down at the piano, what a treat it was! She could really make that piano dance and sing, as would those who would gather ‘round.

Kay also took great joy in her embroidery of various pieces, which she often shared with her family. Reading, shopping and bingo also kept her very busy and entertained all throughout her years. Kay always was ready and willing to join her sisters and friends for a fine dining experience, on any given night.

Kay had always remained a very active person. Right up until about two weeks ago, Kay had continued on with her daily routines.

A very kind woman, with a beautiful smile and a kind word for all, lived and cherished every one of her ninety nine years.

Sadly ,Kay was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Catherine, her husband Edward and her siblings Agnes Clark, Grace McArdle, Irene Buckley and John “Jack” McHugh.

Kay was the devoted sister of Ann J. McHugh of Reading (formerly of Woburn) and dear sister-in-law of Gerald Buckley of Woburn. Also lovingly survived by her nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Friday morning, September 1st, at 10 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street from 8:30-9:45 a.m. prior to the Mass.

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  1. I remember Kay from many years ago. She was friends with my Mom. Kay was such a sweetheart and she had the greatest smile and laugh and she shared her warmth with many. Rest in peace Kay, Heaven is waiting for you.

    pat(lucas) padden

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