Kathleen Cecelia (Kilbride) Banks

January 22, 2019

Kathleen Cecelia (Kilbride) Banks

Kathleen Cecelia (Kilbride) Banks – of Woburn, a lifelong resident of Woburn, died, Tuesday, January 22nd. Beloved wife of the late Ralph E. Banks. Devoted mother of Stephen Banks of Falmouth, Patricia Gay, her late husband David, of Meredith, NH, Kathy Busa, her husband Mark of Bedford, Paul Banks, his wife Fawn of Falmouth and Julie Carroll, her husband Charles of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of Charlene, Michael, Katie, Jon Michael, Jennifer, Matthew, Erin, Jake, Jack, Megan and Anne, and great-grandmother of Ellie, Jason, Logan, Ryan and Maggie. Dear sister of James Kilbride, his late wife Donna, Denis Kilbride, his wife Pamela, all of Woburn and the late Donald, Richard, Edward, James, Robert Kilbride and Margaret “Peggy” Cullen and her husband John. Loving sister-in-law of the late Jean Pierce, Ida McPhillips and Margaret Miney. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great and grand. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects Monday morning, January 28th from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Remembrances may be made in Kathleen’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, or visit www.saintjude.org.

Kathleen Cecelia (Kilbride) Banks, a lifelong resident of Woburn, died Tuesday, January 22nd, at her home, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 50 years to the late Ralph E. Banks.

Born in Woburn, Kathleen was a daughter of the late Cecelia (Keady) and Joseph J. Kilbride. She was educated in Woburn and a graduate of Woburn High School.

After meeting and then marrying her love and best friend Ralph in 1951, they started a family, whom Kathleen dedicated her life to. After years of raising her children, she helped raise her grandchildren whom meant the world to her. She was dedicated, supportive and selfless and she would do anything for the ones she loved.

While raising her own family, Kathleen also worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Choate Memorial Hospital for many years, and was a loving nanny to the Koh family of Andover. 

Kathleen is survived and will be deeply missed by her children, Stephen Banks of Falmouth, Patricia Gay, her late husband David, of Meredith, NH, Kathy Busa, her husband Mark of Bedford, Paul Banks, his wife Fawn of Falmouth and Julie Carroll, her husband Charles of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of Charlene, Michael, Katie, Jon Michael, Jennifer, Matthew, Erin, Jake, Jack, Megan and Anne, and great-grandmother of Ellie, Jason, Logan, Ryan and Maggie. Dear sister of James Kilbride, his late wife Donna, Denis Kilbride, his wife Pamela, all of Woburn and the late Donald, Richard, Edward, James, Robert Kilbride and Margaret “Peggy” Cullen and her husband John. Loving sister-in-law of the late Jean Pierce, Ida McPhillips and Margaret Miney. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great and grand.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects Monday morning, January 28th from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Remembrances may be made in Kathleen’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, or visit www.saintjude.org. 

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects Monday morning, January 28th from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Remembrances may be made in Kathleen’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, or visit www.saintjude.org.

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  1. Billy Sullivan Jr

    Kay was a dear friend of my mother Berenice (Haggerty) Sullivan. I have many fond memories of her with the girls at “club night” with the girls while I was growing up. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless you Kay.
    Billy Sullivan

  2. So sorry to hear of Kays passing..She was such a lovely lady and cherished by family and friends alike. condolences to all the family.

    Maureen Mcgann

  3. Maureen Byron Fregeolle

    On behalf of my mother, Mary Byron, as well as the extended Byron family, we wish to express our condolences at the passing of your mother, Kay. She was a lovely woman, a true lady, who was a cherished friend of my mother’s. My mother always loved getting together with “the girls from club” whose close relationships spanned several decades from high school to the present. We shall remember her fondly and are very sorry for your loss.

  4. I’m so sorry for the loss if your sweet mother. She was truly one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever met. She was so proud of each of her children and grandchildren. I’m sure she’s particularly proud of her eulogy. It was wonderful Julie. I miss her. You have my deepest sympathy.

  5. Barbara McDonough

    Sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman. I have many memories of her always smiling, such a beautiful smile. She was so kind.

  6. Our deepest condolences, your Mother was the sweetness person, The Johnson Family on Blake Street.

  7. Nancy & Bob Gay

    To Pat and Family,

    We will certainly miss your mom’s smiling face. Especially at the many Halloween parades. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this trying time. She will always be with you and lived a wonderfully long fulfilling life.

    Nancy & Bob Gay

  8. From Lakeland Florida
    Steve in family
    Sorry for the loss of your mother.
    May she rest in peace .
    Butch Murray

  9. From Lakeland Florida
    Steve and family
    Sorry for the loss of your mother
    May she rest in peace .
    Butch Murray

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