Kathleen passed away at the Boston Medical Center surrounded by her loving family Saturday night. She was the loving mother of Darrell M. Miller and his wife Darlene of Abington, Cynthia A. Miller of Hanson, Robert J, Miller of Weymouth, and their sister the late JoAnne M. Miller who died of heart disease in infancy. She was also the devoted grandmother of Elizabeth Anne Miller of Hanson. Also survived by Edward's children Kevin Fitzpatrick and his wife Michaela and their twins Quinn and Sarah of Walpole, Kate of Worcester, Molly of Oregon, and Edward of South Hamilton. Daughter of the late John Morrissey and Anne (Davies Morrissey) Jackson. Dear sister of William Morrissey and his wife Carol of FL, Jean and her husband George Doran of Quincy, Carol and her husband George Murphy of Quincy, and Elaine and her husband Edward Miller of Abington. Also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
Kathleen was raised in Quincy and a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, she worked most recently in commercial insurance industry, but her professional pride derived fron 14 years of service as Development Coordinator for the Carney Hospital Foundation. She was recognized by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul for her dedicated work at Carney Hospital, as they presented her with their "Distinguished Service in Philanthropy Award". She instilled in her children her strong work ethic and took tremendous prid in all of their accomplishments. She considered her children and grandchildren her greatest gift and was very proud of the wonderful people they grew to be.
Kathleen enjoyed writing and saw many of her freelance articles published in local newspapers. Talented in crochet, she made many crocheted and craft items for her family and as charitable donations. She developed an interest in genealogy and worked tirelessly on her ancestral reseach project. She loved to travel and enjoyed trips to Alaska, Aruba, St. Maarten, Mexico, Florida, California, Nevada, Iceland, Paris, Denmark, the Baltic, and Russia. Thoughout her life, she was active in her community as a Cub Scout den mother, religious education teacher and PTO worker. She once combined the libraries of two Rockland elementary schools. She was a member of various religious and historical organizations.
Calling hours will be in the Leighton-MacKinnon Funeral Home 4 West Washington St. (corner Rte. 58) Hanson Tuesday 5-9 PM. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph the Worker Church (corner Rte's 14 and 58) Hanson, Wednesday morning at 10 AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Interment Fernhill Cemetery, Hanson.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Kathleen's memory to a charity that assist's children with serious medical needs.