Kathy Kiley of Peabody, MA, 63, died after a short illness on December 26, 2020 in Beverly Hospital.
Kathy was born in Winthrop, MA to Anna and Paul Kiley. She graduated from Winthrop High School class of 1975 and the Burdett School and had a lifelong career in the medical field, most recently employed by Lahey Home Health Care where she had worked for the past fourteen years.
Kathy was devoted to her family and friends and was known for her empathy and compassion. She was named godmother many times throughout her life and there was no child, dog or cat who she did not adore. She was a warm, kind and thoughtful friend and sister. She was also the first person her nieces called for any significant milestone – from career news to family accomplishments and from life’s disappointments to everyday happenings. She was viewed by her family as a second mother and grandmother and was loved dearly. Her laugh, her interest in others and her complete all-encompassing love, particularly for her nieces and nephew and their children, will be sorely missed.
Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Patricia and her brother, Paul. She is survived by her sister, Ellen Kiley Raposa, her brother-in-law, Charles Randall, her nieces, Michelle Randall Burrows, Julie Randall Chachus, Jennifer Randall Crosby, Krisann Kiley and Lauren Raposa along with her nephew, Rob Michael Raposa. She is also survived by her great nephews, Josh and Jacob Crosby, Zachary and Benjamin Chachus, Connor Burrows, her great niece, Meagan Burrows, along with her lifelong friends, Val Spinale and her family and Ruth Earley.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Kathy’s name to the Northeast Animal Shelter, Salem MA. Due to COVID restrictions, a memorial for Kathy will be held sometime in the spring or summer.
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