Of Revere. Passed peacefully on February 1, 2023 after a courageous battle with ALS. Born March 1, 1938 to Thomas F. Lynch and Edith Lynch (Murray). Catherine (Kay) was born in Everett and raised in the City of Revere. Kay was predeceased by her husband Patrick F. Barrett. She leaves behind her six children Patrick T. and his wife Corinne Barrett, Teresa J. Barrett and her wife Jennifer Feldman, Thomas F. Barrett, Edward L. Barrett, Stephen M. and his wife Lisa Barrett, Robert P. and his wife Amanda Barrett, and 16 grandchildren who were the joys of her life.
Kay met her future husband Patrick (Packy) in the spring of 1960. Packy was a bad influence from Charlestown but Kay saw only the good in him. They were married on February 12, 1961. Together they raised six children and were married for 61 years until Packy passed in May, 2022.
Kay attended Immaculate Conception High School in Revere graduating with the Class of 1956. Kay then attended Boston College School of Nursing, graduating in 1960, and started her nursing career at Boston VA Hospital. Kay worked as a nurse with all ages from maternity at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett to senior care at the Revere Lighthouse Nursing Home from which she retired.
Kay was a loyal Red Sox fan from a young age and was known for her great sense of humor and adventure including skiing, white water rafting, and tubing on Lake Winnipesaukee with the grandkids.
Family & friends were invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, February 9th in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial with her husband Packy will be held at a later date in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Kay to the ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic, Healey Center for ALS, Department of Neurology, Wang Ambulatory Care Center, 15 Parkman Street, Room 835, Boston, MA 02114.