A longtime resident of Medford, passed away on Monday, May 1st, after battling ovarian cancer. Kathy was born in Malden in 1947, the daughter of Domenic and Theresa Petraglia. She was born, raised and educated in Malden, graduating from Malden High School with the Class of 1965. She then began working as a Legal Secretary. In 1968, she married her high school sweetheart, Alan E. Hebert, after he served the US Army in Vietnam. The two spent time in Everett before settling down in Medford, where they raised their family. They shared nearly 55 years of marriage together.
Kathleen was a past member of the PTO in Medford. She enjoyed watching old movies and Hallmark movies, taking rides to New Hampshire, cooking, and spending time with family. She was a loving and devoted mother, wife, sister, aunt, friend, and grandmother. She loved attending her grandchildren’s dance competitions, school events, baseball and soccer games, and awards ceremonies to support them and cheer them on. She was known to everyone as “Nana.”
She is survived by her children, Pamela M. Kessaris of Stoneham, Alan E. Hebert Jr of Medford, and Christopher S. Hebert of Manchester, NH, her sister Terry Glionna of Malden, her brother Kenneth Patraglia of Malden, as well as her grandchildren, Katrina, James, Lorelai, Ashlyn and Luke.
Funeral from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, on Wed, May 10th, at 8:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Medford, at 10 AM. Interment to follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 9th, from 4 – 8 PM.