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Kathleen Mary (Costa) Sferrazza

Born: Mon., Feb. 2, 1942
Died: Mon., Oct. 26, 2020


Funeral Service

Location: Private


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Kathleen Mary (Costa) Sferrazza, Age 78, Loving Wife of James V. Sferrazza for over 59 years died in her Lakeville home on October 26th, surrounded by loving family members after a brief illness.

 

Kathy was born in Dartmouth, the only daughter to six children born to Milton and Mabel Costa. She is survived by her brothers John and Bill. She is predeceased by brothers Milt, Jim, and George. She lived in Dartmouth until moving to the Boston area at the age of 14.

 

She finished high school, and one of her first jobs was doing clerical work for a liquor distributor. Around that time, she met the love of her life, Jim, and was married to him in 1961. They lived in South Boston and she began having children and growing their family - Debbie and Mark in 1963, James in 1965, and after moving the family to Brockton, John in 1967. She would tirelessly and lovingly nurture and provide for her family of four young children, until re-entering the workforce in 1979. After a brief stint working at Fotomat, she entered the banking industry, working for Brockton Savings Bank as a teller. She quickly moved through the ranks, achieving head teller in no time, and soon after assistant manager and eventually became a branch manager.

 

In 1991, tragedy struck hard, as her third child, Jim, died in a car accident at the age of 25. Any parent knows that losing a child is the largest loss one will ever face, and it left an indelible mark. Soon after, she and her husband would pack up and leave Brockton, and that house with so many family memories, and move south to Lakeville, now as empty-nesters. She would reside there for the next 29 years, until her passing. 1997 was an amazing year for her, as two of her four grandchildren were born - Erin Nicole, to Mark and April (Nye), and Jordan Nicole, to John and Judi(Bulger). She would be blessed with two more grandbabies, James in 1999 and finally, Jillian in  2003. She would find love and a renewed sense of purpose in her grandchildren, treasuring every moment she had with them, from special holiday celebrations, to providing amazing themed-birthday cakes that she would bake for them, and also spoiling them with toys and clothes at every opportunity! If you had the chance to speak with her, she almost certainly would share some proud grandma-moments with you, from a new picture that she would pull from her wallet, or perhaps share an anecdote of their latest achievements.

 

When not doting over her grandchildren, you might find her at church. She was a faithful Catholic, and didn’t like to miss Mass. She was a regular congregant of Sts Martha and Mary’s parish in Lakeville. She loved watching her grandchildren make all the blessed sacraments there, happily attending their baptisms, communions, and confirmations!

 

Over the years, her hobbies included knitting (making some wonderful sweaters for her young children), sewing, cooking (mostly Italian dishes to the pleasure of her appreciative husband), baking (to the pleasure of her children), gardening (most recently with her young grandchildren), reading, painting, and also watching both movies and our local sports teams with her beloved husband, especially the New England Patriots, who provided them much joy, especially over the last 20 years. 

 

Her abrupt departure has been quite a shock and a loss to her family, which will take a lot of time for them all to recover from. But more importantly, her legacy of love, kindness, caring, and Godly-faith will endure long after the stinging pain has subsided.  May she forever rest in the peace and love found in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

All Services are Private.

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Tammy O’Connor
   Posted Wed October 28, 2020
Kathy was a wonderful friend to my mom (Pat Chesk) during their days together at Mayflower Bank. My sincere sympathy to her beloved family. May your loving memories bring you comfort. Rest in the peace of our Lord!

JEAN GUADAGNI
   Posted Wed October 28, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the Sferrazza family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of great loss.
Rest In Peace dear Kathy.

Jean & Patrick

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