Kathleen M. (McLaughlin) Johnson

January 6, 2020

Kathleen M. (McLaughlin) Johnson

Kathleen M. (McLaughlin) Johnson – of Woburn, died peacefully, January 6th at the age of fifty-five. Cherished daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Locicero) McLaughlin of Woburn. Devoted mother of Julianne and Matthew Johnson of Woburn and Kyle Johnson of North Carolina. Dear sister of James McLaughlin of Woburn. Also survived by many friends and her beloved dogs, Dash, Sam and Jetson. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, January 11th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 260 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours Friday evening from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society 3 Speen St. Ste. 250, Framingham, MA 01701.

Kathleen M. (McLaughlin) Johnson – of Woburn, died peacefully, January 6th at the Lahey Clinic with her family by her side, at the age of fifty-five.

Born in Winchester, Kathleen was the cherished daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (LoCicero) McLaughlin of Woburn. She was educated in Woburn and a 1982 graduate of Woburn High School. She then went on to receive her bachelors degree from Northeastern University.

She excelled in sales, including her work at Lambda Research in Littleton, MA for many years.

Kathleen was a past President and member of the Massachusetts Mothers of Multiplies as well as a national delegate. She was an accomplished and talented knitter and belonged to various knitting groups where she made many friends.

Along with her sons, Kathleen played the piccolo and flute for the Chelmsford Community Band for over a decade. Her greatest joy in life was her children. She spent her weekends camping with friends and family. She had a love for cooking and teaching others her favorite recipes. She was known for her strength, love, and infectious personality. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Along with her parents, Kathleen is survived by her children, Julianne, Matthew, and Kyle Johnson of Woburn. Dear sister of James McLaughlin of Woburn. Former husband, Dale Johnson. Also survived by many friends and her beloved dogs, Dash, Sam and Jetson.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, January 11th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 260 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours Friday evening from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society 3 Speen St. Ste. 250, Framingham, MA 01701.

 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, January 11th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 260 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours Friday evening from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society 3 Speen St. Ste. 250, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  1. Kathy was beautiful inside and out. Her cup was always overflowing with positivity, strength, love, compassion, laughter, strong coffee and pure joy. She loved her children, parents, and brother unconditionally. I thought her dogs were people when we first met the way she talked about them. I watched her as sick as she was reach out to another suffering person to try and bring them comfort. She would relay stories on trying to bring the hospital caregivers up when they were upset about her condition. She was surrounded by trinkets and treasures and amulets to ward off all and any bad forces. She would use only certain writing instruments and have only certain color candles on her desk for good luck. Kathy loved color (orange her favorite) and any kind of hot sauce. When there was an insurmountable hill to climb, she would push back and say “challenge accepted” while radiating her beautiful smile. Kathy was the queen of bedazzling her nails and drew immense joy from creating her next masterpiece. I knew Kathy for only 5 short years. We laughed together and cried together. She only wanted to celebrate life and knew what laid ahead for her but refused to give in without a fierce fight. I never heard her complain. She received even the smallest act of kindness toward her as if someone had filled her arms with sunshine. She opened up her house to anyone in need of a safe place to rest their head. She drew great joy in designing, planning, and the final build of her exquisite red and black kitchen to cook in with her family and friends. Kathy was a master knitter and loved playing her piccolo. She lived for camping with family and friends during the summer. I told her that I was a better person for having her in my life and truly blessed to be able to call her friend. An angel in heaven now she will spice things up with her hot sauce and can-do attitude. Love you kiddo and God bless your family.

  2. A fitting tribute for a wonderful person. Kathy always made everyone feel welcome. She shared her inner strength, sense of humor, and Wicked Boston accent with all she touched. May her light shine on now as it always has

  3. Kathy, you had a shining light in you that drew anyone you met to you. You have hundreds of people who love and mourn your passing. Your light shines on in your wonderful children. Julianne, Matt, and Kyle you will have all those who knew and Loved your mom around you.. they will all be there any time you need them. The loss of your mom will leave one big hole in our universe. We will all Love and miss her.

  4. Monica MacKeachan

    “You have been and will always be my friend”

    You accepted me; your creative genius mind opened and warmed my many pains … even my unorthodox, strange parts and I could not do anything else except love you.

    Talk with you after.

  5. Michele Rustigan

    Kathy you were an amazing friend to all. You are and will continue to be missed. You fought a courageous battle. Rest in Peace.

  6. Amy Allen-Molina

    Kathy was so special to me and my family. We grew up together and shared in life’s greatest moments. Weddings, babies, christenings , graduations. Music was her passion second only to her children. An amazing loving mom and friend. She always made us laugh. Always a positive ray of sunshine.

  7. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Kathy was an amazing woman and she will truly be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

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