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Catherine Elizabeth (McMahon) Connelly

Born: Wed., Jun. 28, 1950
Died: Sat., Sep. 19, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 29, 2020
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

Memorial Service

12:30 PM Tue., Sep. 29, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Cemetery

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Catherine Elizabeth Connelly, 70, of Middleboro, MA passed away suddenly on Saturday, September, 19, 2020.  She was born and raised in Boston & Dorchester, MA.  She graduated from Dorchester High School and worked in Boston as an administrave assistant until she married.  She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph P. McMahon and Florence (Liddell) McMahon.
Catherine worked at Southeast Rehab & Skilled Care Center, Easton, MA as a dedicated and compassionate person for over 26 years as an aid and continued her career as an Assistant Activities Director.  The residents were her second family; and she will be missed for her presence as she worked diligently alongside to entertain with  games, old movies, live music, tea parties, dancing on tables, field trips, outdoor sittings with family members, and most importantantly made them laugh and kept them smiling.  She especially worked hard to avoid letting the panademic take control and to keep her second family members safe and out of harm's way.  
Catherine was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.  She never worried about herself, but gave her time and loving heart to all those who were fortunate to haved crossed her path.  She is survived by her long-time partner of 30 years, Mark Westgate; her son Brian Connelly and partner, Chrissy Lindstrom of Stafford Springs, CT.;  her daughter Kelley Anne Connelly and partner, Brad Henshaw of Berkley, MA;  and was predeceased by her daughter, Danielle Nicole Connelly in 2014.  She leaves 4 grandchildren Tyler and Marissa Augustine, Natalie Hutchinson, and Keira Connelly.  Also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews, along with her surviving siblings, Paul J. McMahon of Hanson, MA;  Jean Stabile (McMahon) and husband Peter Stabile of Fredericksburg, VA;  and Brian J. McMahon and wife Mary (Dooley) McMahon of Worcester, MA
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Catherine's memory to the Boston Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice.

Memorial Visitation will take place on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 12 Noon followed by a Graveside Service at 12:30 PM in St. Mary's Cemetery in Middleboro, MA


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Gira Casarano
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
To Mark and Family,

May you find peace in knowing Cathy put smiles on many faces daily including mine. I will miss her and her sense of humor. The memories will continue to make us smile. She was strong and compassionate. I will miss her but never forget her.

Love ❤️

Christine Mucci
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
I will miss Cathy’s laughter and smile. She was a kind and genuine person. Very sorry to hear of her passing. Lots of love and prayers will be greatly missed love Chrissy.

Jodie Schwarz
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
You forever gave your very best to the residents of Southeast and we our lives will be forever enriched by knowing you. Fly high and proud, and I will think of you also when I hear 'Wind Beneath My Wings' ... Love You ❤ Cathy and 🙏 for your family.

Norman Liddell
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
It has been so many years. Cathy was the same age as my sister, Noreen. I recall Cathy sitting at the kitchen table at their apartment on Bickford St. when Noreen and I would visit for lunch back in the early 50's. Things tend to fade after so much time has passed, but I do remember we always had a good time visiting with our cousins, Paul, Jeanie, and Cathy. May she rest in peace.

Helen Barnett
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
Always a kind word and a smile at the ready, may you find Peace on your new journey. You will be remembered with a smile.

Jack Lank
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
Cathy even though I only got to work with you a short time, the residents told me how happy you made them and would put a smile on their faces. I could tell you were a very caring thoughtful person and the resident meant everything to you. May you rest in peace.

Jean Stabile
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
My Sister Cathy (Catrina)

I’m blessed to call you my sister,
I also call you my best friend;
We loved each other unconditionally,
We stood through thick and thin.
We shared our joys and sorrows,
Our laughter and our tears.
We shared our inspirations,
As we grew up through the years.

When we were little children,
We laughed and played together;
Then growing up we stood by one another,
Through good and stormy weather.
There’s something God has given us,
That’s even more than a loving family;
He’s placed a love for you, my sister Cathy,
Deep down in the my heart.

Although we lived miles apart, we were never distant.
Danielle will be meeting you now in heaven with open arms.
🙏🏻 May you Rest In Peace 🙏🏻
Your Big Sister, Jean

Michael Stabile
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020
Remembering my aunt Cathy as a kindhearted, caring soul. Cathy, you made your living taking care of people until the day you passed on. Despite Covid & the difficulty of healthcare work you continued working hard & being dedicated to taking care of others. You faced your challenges in life and continued serving and believing in God. You loved people genuinely and always expressed it. I am content hearing that in a peaceful way you passed into God's hands. Surely you must be in a joyful, loving state of reunion with God. When I last saw you a few years back at a wedding you were the life of the party, dancing on the dance floor. Thank you Cathy for the fond memories, you will always be fondly remembered.. May we meet again. & may your journey forward be full of love, wisdom, freedom, power, abundance, joy & fulfillment. Your nephew Michael.

Brenda Pizzi
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Cathy was one of the kindest people I know. I am blessed with so many happy memories with her. We at Southeast are blessed to have had her in our lives.
Cathy loved her family and spoke about them every day at work.
Her Grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She is missed already!

Love ya Cath
Condolences to her family


Peter A. Stabile
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
For Cathy and all the others:

They are alive and well somewhere,
The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,
And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the
end to arrest it,
And ceas’d the moment life appear’d.

All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what anyone supposed, and luckier.

Walt Whitman

Teadie Gormley
   Posted Sun September 27, 2020
To The Family of Cathy: Cathy is a Gift to us from God. I remember Cathy and Aunt Florence sitting together at family gatherings laughing, which filled the room. Our carefree times down Parkwood Beach. I wish we had more people like her. Yes Jeannie , sisters have a special bond. Playing together. Also the chores you did together. Now the rest of us can carry on her legacy, Love, Compassion, laughter bringing joy to other people. God please send us more people like Cathy. The people we love become a part of who we are, and when they leave this world, a part of them stay with us always! Love always Teadie Gormley

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