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Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA

OBITUARY

Kathleen A. McIsaac

March 19, 1946November 24, 2019
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Kathleen “Kathy” A. (Carter) McIsaac, 73, of Beverly, formally of Lynn and Salem, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 24, 2019 with her two children by her side. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Kathleen “Kay” (Looney) Carter, born on March 19, 1946.

Kathleen enjoyed a lengthy career at Salem State College, holding various administrative positions across a number of departments and spanning over 25 years of employment there. In the years leading up to her retirement in 2012, she enjoyed traveling with her dear friend and travel partner Stephen J. Clarke. They would travel mostly all over Europe, with Venice, Italy, becoming her favorite adventure and they even spent a month in Japan. She had a love for the ocean and enjoyed spending time near the beach, whether that meant a visit to her children’s shared boat, walking the boardwalk with her grandchildren or enjoying an ice cream or a chop suey sandwich with her dearest “sister-friend” Judy Deveau. Most of all Kathleen loved to be a mother. She would go out of her way to be a part of everything that her kids were involved in, whether that meant she became the head of the PTO, a proud soccer, hockey and dance mom, a brownie and Boy Scout troop leader and even secretary of their elementary school. Later in life when her grandkids started up their activities, she was happy to watch and become a part of their events as well.

She was the cherished mother of Jason McIsaac and his wife Genevieve Gonzalez, Patricia Brown and her husband Jay; the adored grandmother of Liam and Maeven Brown, Ava and Sophie McIsaac and the dear sister of the late John “Jack” Cater. She also leaves behind her Looney family cousins, with whom she loved to reminisce and laugh with.

Visiting hours for Kathleen will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cuffe- McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Her funeral mass will be leaving from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. to St. Pius V Church, Lynn, for a 10:00 a.m. Mass. Family and friends are respectfully invited to join. Burial will be at St. Josephs Cemetery, Lynn.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Tanya Nastasi

December 6, 2019

I had the pleasure of getting to know Kathy during my time as Wellness Nurse and then Memory Care Director at Oceanview .... I remember many laughs with Kathy during our activities, and cant talk about salt dough ornaments without thinking of her. Kathy's kindness for others, appreciation for the little things, and sense of humor made coming to work everyday something to look forward to. She had a wonderful ability to laugh at herself (as well as at me) and was a pro at a perfectly timed eye roll. Always well deserved.... I have thought of Kathy often since leaving that position, and was saddened to hear of her passing... Sending deepest condolences to those she held close to her heart, as well as wishes for peace, happy memories, and a dash of strength in the coming days. As a nurse, Kathy is one of those Residents who's name and face I will never forget.... RIP Kathy, and God speed.... Tanya Nastasi

Andrea (Swirka) DiVirgilio

December 4, 2019

Oh, Kathleen, I'm so sorry to hear of your passing. I loved working with you at Salem State and hearing all about your travel adventures. Remember when the hat took a trip with you? We had fun looking for your condo, which I knew you loved. I'll remember you as a wonderful mother, always ready for a fun adventure, a great co-worker, and a sweet friend, sharing laughter. You'll be missed. All my love and sympathies to your two wonderful children and your whole family.

Dolores Comeau

November 30, 2019

Dear Trish and Jason, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom. She was such a delight to know. My prayers are with you. I remember the times when she worked at St. Pius school and you were attending classes there. She was always so much fun. Know that I will keep you all in my prayers. Mrs. Comeau

Brenda Kelley

November 30, 2019

Tricia, Jason and families, l am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was sweet, kind and funny. My prayers to you all at this difficult time. Her memories will always live in your hearts. ♥️.

Brenda Kelley

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Biography

Kathleen “Kathy” A. (Carter) McIsaac, 73, of Beverly, formally of Lynn and Salem, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 24, 2019 with her two children by her side. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Kathleen “Kay” (Looney) Carter, born on March 19, 1946.

Kathleen enjoyed a lengthy career at Salem State College, holding various administrative positions across a number of departments and spanning over 25 years of employment there. In the years leading up to her retirement in 2012, she enjoyed traveling with her dear friend and travel partner Stephen J. Clarke. They would travel mostly all over Europe, with Venice, Italy, becoming her favorite adventure and they even spent a month in Japan. She had a love for the ocean and enjoyed spending time near the beach, whether that meant a visit to her children’s shared boat, walking the boardwalk with her grandchildren or enjoying an ice cream or a chop suey sandwich with her dearest “sister-friend” Judy Deveau. Most of all Kathleen loved to be a mother. She would go out of her way to be a part of everything that her kids were involved in, whether that meant she became the head of the PTO, a proud soccer, hockey and dance mom, a brownie and Boy Scout troop leader and even secretary of their elementary school. Later in life when her grandkids started up their activities, she was happy to watch and become a part of their events as well.

She was the cherished mother of Jason McIsaac and his wife Genevieve Gonzalez, Patricia Brown and her husband Jay; the adored grandmother of Liam and Maeven Brown, Ava and Sophie McIsaac and the dear sister of the late John “Jack” Cater. She also leaves behind her Looney family cousins, with whom she loved to reminisce and laugh with.

Visiting hours for Kathleen will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cuffe- McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Her funeral mass will be leaving from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. to St. Pius V Church, Lynn, for a 10:00 a.m. Mass. Family and friends are respectfully invited to join. Burial will be at St. Josephs Cemetery, Lynn.