Of Revere. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children on November 26th at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She is a beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother.
Kathleen was born on March 15, 1938 in Boston Massachusetts to Catherine Elizabeth Dalton & John Philip Aylward and was raised in East Boston, she grew up in the Maverick Projects where she attended Fitton Catholic School. She graduated from Quinsigamond Community College with an Associates in Computer Programming, and she later worked as an assistant director for the Navy MWR Child Development Center in Key West Florida.
She is the devoted mother of Kenneth (Lisa) O’Connell, Elizabeth (Leo) Maggioli, Kathy (Steve Eccher) O’Connell, Stacy (Michael) Rinaldo, Michael O’Connell, Kelly O’Connell, Kristi (Jim) Cottrell, Kerri O’Connell, Colleen Maddock, Kevin (Ita) O’Connell, Shawn (Jennifer) O’Connell, Shannon O’Connell. Dear sister to John (Jack) Aylward, Charles “Bucky” Dalton, Elizabeth Joyce Hartman, and Phyllis Aylward. She also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was a dedicated mother and truly respected by friends and family.
Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours, on Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 2:15 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Friends of Animals, a nonprofit organization, by visiting https://friendsofanimals.org.