Kathryn “Kay” E. (Brown) Gavin

August 7, 2019

Kathryn “Kay” E. (Brown) Gavin

Kathryn E. “Kay” (Brown) Gavin – of Medford, August 7th at ninety-eight years of age. Beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Gavin. Devoted mother Joseph A. Gavin, his wife Wanda (Freytes) of Stoneham and late Michael J. and his surviving spouse Mary (Watson) of Belmont. Loving grandmother of Michael E., Molly E., and the late Moira K. Gavin, Khristine Duren, her husband David and Jessica Lantini, her husband James. Adored great-grandmother of Katharine, Janessa, and Khole. Dear sister of the late Dorothy, John, William and James Brown, Mary McLaughlin Josephine Bryant, and Rita Mckittrick. Also survived by her sister-in-law Barbara Brown of South Yarmouth and several loving nieces and nephews.  A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m., followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Monday morning 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the Mass. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made in Kay’s memory to the Floating Hospital for Children, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 755 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

 

Kathryn “Kay” E. (Brown) Gavin, of Medford, formerly of Woburn, passed away peacefully, late Wednesday afternoon, August 7th.  The beloved wife of the late Joseph E Gavin, she was ninety eight years of age.

Kathryn was born in Woburn, daughter of the late William and Catherine (McGreal) Brown. She and her seven siblings were raised and educated in Woburn, Kathryn graduating from St. Charles High School along with the Class of 1939.

Following High School, she and some friends went out for an evening of dancing!  It was then that she was introduced to a fine young man and sailor , Joe Gavin from South Boston.

Later they married and settled in Medford, where they proudly raised two sons.  They had journeyed together for sixty-four years, and when Joe retired they traveled to Ireland – which was a trip of a lifetime!  They enjoyed their adventures there and met and introduced themselves to many relatives along the way.

As the children grew and eventually married, Kay became a “grandma.”   This was a title which she was so very proud of! Picking the children up from school, taking them on different adventures each day and spending wonderful times with them, that have made for some very fond memories.

Kay’s cooking was always enjoyed by friends and family, but particularly her baked goods!  Her cookies were phenomonal, and always considered a wonderful daily treat!

A very kind, thoughtful and generous woman, Kay was a very devout Catholic and held very true to her beliefs. She had been a very active parishinor at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Medford, and also an active member of their sodality.

Sadly, in addition to her dear husband Joe, Kay was also pre-deceased by her son, Michael, granddaughter Moira and her siblings Dorothy, John, William and James Brown, Mary McLaughlin, Josephine Bryant, and Rita McKittrick.

She is lovingly survived by her son Joseph A. Gavin, his wife Wanda (Freytes) of Stoneham and Mary (Watson) Gavin of Belmont. Loving grandmother of Michael E., Molly E. Gavin, Khristine Duren, her husband David and Jessica Lantini, her husband James. Adored great-grandmother of Katharine, Janessa, and Khole.  Also survived by her sister-in-law Barbara Brown of South Yarmouth and several loving nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m., followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Monday morning 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the Mass. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made in Kay’s memory to the Floating Hospital for Children, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 755 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 12th at 11 a.m., followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Monday morning 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the Mass. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made in Kay’s memory to the Floating Hospital for Children, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 755 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

 

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  1. Our love and condolences go out to the Gavin family. Our love especially to dear Mike who has been Pippa’s soul mate and source of much joy – please know that Nancy and Ken Scott & Louisa and Olivia Bradberry, all are thinking of Mike, Molly and Mary in this time of sadness. We wish you comfort and peace in knowing that Kay will be joining loved ones in heaven. xoxox

  2. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and your family during this time of loss. Deang Family

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