Catherine E. Kennedy

SCARBOROUGH - Catherine E. Kennedy peacefully passed away on her 89th birthday, Nov. 29, 2018.

Cathy (a.k.a. "Catherine Eileen the Lovely") was born in Worcester, Mass. on Nov. 29, 1929, the daughter and only child of Daniel F. and Ann (Kean) Kennedy. She attended Worcester schools graduating from North High School and the State College at Framingham in 1951.

She taught home economics in New Britain, Conn. and also for 35 years at Tantasqua Regional Junior and Senior High Schools in Sturbridge, Mass. She was active in the Southbridge chapter of Literacy Volunteers for 15 years.

When she retired in 1989, she moved from Southbridge to her cherished beach cottage at Higgins Beach in Scarborough. Her many friends will remember laughter and happy hours on her porch, sunny days on the beach, and lobsters steamed in her tiny kitchen.

Cathy served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Maximilian Kolbe church. She loved to travel and took several trips to explore the U.S. and Europe in her retirement. Always interested in learning she continued her education through a wide array of subjects offered by Maine Senior College. She was a great story-teller, very proud of her Irish heritage and told her best stories speaking with a very convincing Irish brogue. Most of all Cathy loved music and theatre and enjoyed supporting both throughout her life.

Cathy received attentive and loving care from the Pine Point Nursing Home staff and Compassus hospice.

At her request, there will not be calling hours. Following cremation by Direct Cremation of Maine, a private burial will take place. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in West Brookfield, Mass.

As an expression of

sympathy, memorial contributions may made

in her name to:

Tantasqua Education

Association Scholarship

Attn: Deb Blom Guidance Department Tantasqua Regional High School

319 Brookfield Rd.

Fiskdale, MA 01518 or

Literacy Volunteers of Southbridge Mass. or

Portland Maine

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 1, 2018