Mrs. Katherine Ann (Killam) O'Brien
  • In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Kathy's memory to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-3201 or

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Thank you Kathy for bringing such a beautiful kind daughter into this word who takes after her sweet mom. Thank you for welcoming Evan into your home and for loving him as I do. You will be missed as you were truly a kind gentle soul.

Posted by: Chloe - South Deerfield, MA - Friend   Mar 09, 2013
Kathy and Everett a very long time ago


Your sweet kindness has left a trail of broken hearts, whenever your name is spoken it will always be about your warmth, love and how bravely you faced life's final challenge. It was a privilege to be able to say you are my cousin.
your cousin,
Doreen Ricker Perley

Posted by: Doreen Perley - Kingston, NH - cousin   Mar 07, 2013

Hi Kat,
i know your watching over all of us! I had lunch today with Ally and we talked and shared memories of you. It made me feel good and i hope it helped Ally. I could see u through her smile. She is doing great as you did such a great job as a MaMa!!

PS Black Cat says Hi!

I will always Love you!

Bobby J

Posted by: Bobby J - Marblehead, MA - Boyfriend   Feb 28, 2013

I didn't know when I met Katherine that I was in for the ride of my life. I got on the train and never got off! The tortoise and the hare, Oscar and Felix, Laverne and Shirley, opposites do attract. We had so much fun going to Salem Willows, which we laughed till we cried, movies, Marge's camp in NH, Ginny's house on the lake, the Thigh High cafe, and karaoke, dancing at the French club. Loved talking about our

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Posted by: Pam Knight - Beverly, MA - Friend   Feb 21, 2013

Dear Allison,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Your mom was a wonderful lady. Her smile always lite up a room. May you hold on tight to all of the wonderful memories that you have of her.

Mrs. Ames (Highlands School)

Posted by: Pamela Ames - Danvers, MA   Feb 17, 2013

Alyson, please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Mom. She was a caring and devoted mother to you.

Your Highlands School Kindergarten teacher,
Judy Forrest

Posted by: Judy Forrest - Topsfield, MA - Alyson's Kindergarten teacher   Feb 16, 2013

Sorry to read of your passing. childhood friends from the Highlands. Rest in peace...your where too young...

Posted by: Roberta (Osgood) McElwain    Feb 15, 2013

Katherine, so gleeful and radiant who posessed something more than most I`ve known. She could capture your attention and your heart. She would extend an invitation to her life and give of herself without a second thought. She could bend but resiliently move forward,allowing nothing to hold her back. Katherine would never boast of herself, but certainly of the most important person in her life...her daughter....sharing her artwork and tell us of how they had special times spent together.

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Posted by: Deb Silva - Peabody, MA - friend and co-worker   Feb 14, 2013

Kathy was an old friend, back in the days when she was working at my uncles restaurant in Danvers. She always had a smile and a kind word to say to everyone she encountered. She was such a wonderful and happy person. This world needs more like Kathy. My deepest condolences to the family and her friends. I for one will miss her smile, laughter and the wonderful person I knew many years ago. The world lost a very special person. j

Posted by: Chris Mangos - Gloucester, MA - Old Friend   Feb 13, 2013

To all Kathy's family, friends and my cousin Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Kathy in November when I was in Massachusetts. Bob is like a brother and it was important for us to meet the woman that made him smile every day. I am grateful for the love she shared with Bob and how happy she made him. She was part of our family as well. I pray that she rest

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Posted by: Margaret - Palm Springs, FL - Bob's cousin   Feb 13, 2013